A hedgehog was rescued by the RSPCA after getting stuck between two railings in Buckinghamshire.

A member of the public contacted the charity after seeing the struggling hedgehog in Back Lane, in Great Missenden, on the evening of Sunday, 8 October.

Animal Collection Officer Grace Mead attended, and when she arrived she realised that the only way to get the hedgehog free was to cut through the thin bars with wire cutters.

Grace said: “The poor hedgehog had got his … Continue reading…

Now that’s the pits! A hedgehog had a smelly encounter – and a lucky escape – after he became trapped in a slurry pit at a farm in Caernarfon.

RSPCA Cymru animal collection officer (ACO) William Galvin attended the farm in Saron on Tuesday (5 September), where the poor creature had managed to get wedged in the pit and was unable to escape.

ACO Galvin said: “It’s unclear how this hedgehog managed to get into this fix! Perhaps he was … Continue reading…

A hedgehog was rescued by the RSPCA after he got tangled in goal netting in Liverpool.

The rescue has prompted the RSPCA to remind people about the dangers garden netting can pose to wildlife.

RSPCA Animal Welfare Officer Matt Brown rescued the hog from a house in Lyndene Road on Monday (21 August).

Thankfully the hedgehog did not suffer any major injuries from the incident and was transferred to the RSPCA’s Stapeley Grange Wildlife Centre, in Cheshire.

Matt said: “The … Continue reading…

A hedgehog who had inflated to twice his natural size has been released back into the wild after several weeks of being cared for at an RSPCA wildlife centre in Cheshire.

The hedgehog was suffering from a rare condition called subcutaneous emphysema, which is more commonly known as ‘Balloon Syndrome’. The condition –  where air collects under the skin causing the animal to inflate like a balloon – is caused by a traumatic event, like an injury, or underlying infection…. Continue reading…

A hedgehog which had inflated to twice his size after a severe case of ‘Balloon Syndrome’ is well on the road to recovery after his prickly ordeal.

The hedgehog was spotted by a member of the public going round in circles, in Toll Bar, Doncaster, on 5 June. She told the RSPCA that the large hedgehog was dragging his back leg and had blood on his nose.

But when RSPCA inspector Sandra Dransfield arrived at the scene, she could see … Continue reading…