Appeal launched to help hungry hedgehogs
AN urgent appeal to help feed a growing army of hungry young hedgehogs to see them safely though the coming winter is being made by Secret World Wildlife Rescue.
There are now more than 30 of them being looked after at the charity’s base near Highbridge and the number is expected to continue to grow in the coming weeks as temperatures fall.
Previous years have seen over 100 orphans being cared for during the winter and the centre is bracing itself for more arrivals.
Charity founder, Pauline Kidner, said it had been a particularly bad year for wildlife because of the very cold spring followed by a long hot summer, which has meant many late orphans.
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She said: “A lot of hedgehogs have had a second litter but it is now far too late for these babies to grow sufficiently big enough to hibernate so we’ll be feeding and looking after them over the winter which will be an expensive exercise.
“We are appealing for donations of tinned cat food and kitten food to help us keep going so anyone who wants to help please could they drop food into Secret World or you can order food through our Amazon Wish List or order food through any leading supermarket for delivery to us."
The Amazon wish list link is: http://www.amazon.co.uk/registry/wishlist/INTKSU3X674Z/ref=cm_wl_search_2