Record breaking year for hedgehogs and Intensive Care Unit Appeal due to the large numbers

Submitted by Steve on 16:18, 6th Nov, 2020 | 0

Last year the GSPCA saw a record breaking 618 hedgehogs come through the doors and 2020 has broken that record number as we see poorly hedgehogs arriving in numbers.

With almost 2 months to go before the end of 2020 we have already helped an incredible 626 this year making it a record breaking number of hedgehogs

Despite lockdown the GSPCA has been incredibly busy and especially with 20 hedgehogs in since Monday the numbers are increasing every day with 129 currently in our care.

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Record breaking numbers of hedgehogs rescued in Guernsey

Submitted by Steve on 11:47, 12th Aug, 2020 | 0

Last year the GSPCA saw a record breaking 618 hedgehogs come through the doors and 2020 is set to be even busier.

Between the 1st January 2019 and 12th August 2019 we saw 330 hedgehogs which was a record in our 147 year history and this year between the same period we have already had 399 hedgehogs arrive meaning it looks like another record breaking year for hedgehog numbers.

Despite lockdown the GSPCA has been incredibly busy and especially with wild animals.

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First babies of 2020 born at the GSPCA

Submitted by Steve on 11:35, 23rd Apr, 2020 | 0

Today we have seen the first birth of 2020 at the GSPCA and we are delighted to say mum is a hedgehog.

As wonderful as this news is, it marks a time where we need to take extra care when out in the garden as others may have already been born and others will be due in the coming weeks.

Last year at the GSPCA we saw the highest number of hedgehogs come into our care in our history. An amazing 618 were rescued or born at the GSPCA and we have already seen 80 since the beginning of 2020, another record number.

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Update on Norma the first hoglet rescued in 2019 at the GSPCA

Submitted by Steve on 10:23, 17th May, 2019 | 0

Although we have already had baby hedgehogs or hoglets being born at the GSPCA over the last month, last Friday evening the GSPCA were called out to rescue 2 orphan hedgehogs who had sadly lost their mum, they were extremely cold and very hungry.

Only days old they were adopted by one of our staff and taken home with an incubator and specialist milk to be hand reared.

Sadly one of the hoglets didn't make it through the first night but one did.

She was named Norma and a week later after receiving milk every 3/4 hours we are pleased to say she is doing well.

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Help the Guernsey Hedgehogs and the 113 at the GSPCA this Winter

Submitted by Steve on 15:58, 28th Nov, 2018 | 0

At the GSPCA we currently have 113 hedgehogs in our care and they keep on coming.

Many will think that hedgehogs will be tucked up for the Winter by now but this is far from the truth.

Every day the GSPCA are rescuing and helping hedgehogs in need and many only a month or two old.

Publicity for hedgehogs often includes that they hibernate during the Winter months but unless the temperature is below 5C they struggle to huddle down for what should be a long slumber.

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An extremely busy Hedgehog year at the GSPCA

Submitted by Steve on 10:04, 6th Sep, 2017 | 0

Since the start of 2017 the GSPCA have helped over 320 hedgehogs making it one of the busiest years on record with 4 months still to go.

Last night the latest baby hedgehog which was named Pins was found gasping and very thin and has spent the night in an intensive care unit with special food and care.

During the Summer at one point we had over 130 hedgehogs meaning the most hedgehogs we have ever had at one time in our care.

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His Excellency & Lady Corder help release Gov the hedgehog back where he was found at Government House

Submitted by Steve on 09:23, 16th May, 2017 | 0

In the middle of Winter on the 4th January a very thin unwell hedgehog was rescued in the grounds at Government House.

The poorly hedgehog which was half his ideal body weight would have likely perished if he hadn’t have been rescued and brought into the GSPCA to care for over the last few months.

The hedgehog which has been called ‘Governor’ has made huge improvements and as he has now reached a healthy release weight.

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Guernsey hedgehog survey - Please help Charlotte with her final university project about the hedgehog population in Guernsey

Submitted by Steve on 21:25, 3rd Aug, 2016 | 0

Charlotte Le Marquand is from Guernsey and currently a zoology student at Swansea University undertaking her final year project under the supervision of Dr Dan Forman.

The main focus of my project is to understand the distribution and abundance of hedgehogs in Guernsey. Charlotte has previously undertaken some volunteer work with the GSPCA during 2009 and has also visited the Shelter with a veterinary surgeon from Les Eturs Veterinary Centre while on work experience in 2013 and also this summer as we are helping support her with her project.

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Could you help sponsor the hand rear baby hedgehogs (hoglets) or others at the GSPCA

Submitted by Steve on 21:37, 26th May, 2016 | 0

On the 8th May three young hoglets were found abandoned by their mum in the Vale area.

At only a couple of weeks of age and barely able to walk or see the baby hedgehogs were rescued by one of our Volunteer Wardens and brought into the GSPCA.

When they arrived the GSPCA team worked quickly to warm them up and feed them.

For the last two weeks the team have been looking after them around the clock bottle feeding and caring for them in an intensive care unit.

Each day they grow stronger and we will hopefully soon have them feeding on solids.

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Hoglets eyes start to open

Submitted by Steve on 18:47, 19th May, 2015 | 0

Nearly two weeks since they were rescued and our 3 hoglets eyes have started to open and are doing very well.

Widge, Midge and Fidge were rescued after being found with no mother in sight.

Ambulance Collection Officer Geoff George attended the scene in Torteval where they were found all alone in a shed.

We are pleased to report the baby hoglets have been feeding well and are now trying to escape from their bed whenever they get the chance.

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