RSPCA Cymru officers are bracing themselves to help more hedgehogs in emergency situations this Hedgehog Awareness Week (May 3-9) – after responding to a remarkable 829 incidents involving the prickly creatures last year in Wales. 

The RSPCA has revealed that – across England and Wales – the animal welfare charity took in more hedgehogs to their wildlife centres last year than any other species of wildlife.

In total, more than 2,700 hedgehogs were admitted to RSPCA national wildlife centres – … Continue reading…

RSPCA Cymru has rescued two hedgehogs trapped in a pit where roadworks are being carried out in Whitchurch in Cardiff.

Officers from the charity were alerted after a caller spotted the hedgehogs trapped in the pit at the dead of night, approximately three to four foot underground, and surrounded by rain water.

The rescue took place today (26 June) on Cae Yorath in the Welsh capital city.

Fortunately, the hedgehogs had managed to wriggle free of the rain water, so … Continue reading…

An RSPCA wildlife centre in Cheshire which is on course to admit its 400th hedgehog this year is reminding people about what to do if they see one of the iconic spiky creatures.

Since the start of the year, 375 have came into the care of Stapeley Grange Wildlife Centre – an average of 12 a week. It is expected that by the end of August, at least 400 will have passed through the doors of the centre in London … Continue reading…

RSPCA Cymru has issued a warning about the use of legal poisons, amid fears two hedgehogs may have died on Anglesey after consuming rat poison.

Two hedgehogs were found dead in the Beaumaris area on the North Wales island. They were found on 18 July, with the incident reported to the RSPCA a few days later.

Both had their mouths open, with blood coming out, but otherwise appeared in good condition. Their bodies were found on The Pines, in Penmon…. Continue reading…

A hedgehog had a harrowing experience after he got trapped in between a fencing panel and a post – and then got attacked by a dog.

Thankfully, despite having a gaping wound on the side of his body, the hedgehog was successfully rescued by the RSPCA – and is now recovering at the animal welfare charity’s Stapeley Grange Wildlife Centre, in Nantwich, Cheshire.

RSPCA inspector Charlotte Melvin was called to the incident in Orme Road, in Newcastle, Staffordshire, on Thursday, … Continue reading…