Rat trap catches hedgehog

Submitted by Steve on 12:15, 16th May, 2015 | 0

Every day animals in need find their way to the GSPCA or we are called out to rescue them.

Earlier this month we had to free a hedgehog from a rat trap.

'Nugget' as the GSPCA named the adult male hedgehog was rescued from the St Sampson's area.

Sadly the team at the GSPCA couldn't free the hedgehog from the trap so a quick call was made to the local fire station and the hedgehog was transported so that their team could help release Nugget from the wire cage.

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Hoglets doing well at the GSPCA - could you sponsor these cute baby hedgehogs

Submitted by Steve on 19:10, 15th May, 2015 | 0

One week on and our 3 hoglets are doing well.

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

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

The baby hedgehogs or hoglets as they are called were rushed to the GSPCA Animal Shelter in St Andrews where they were fed and rushed into an intensive care unit.

We are pleased to report the baby hoglets have been fed around the clock and are doing extremely well.

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Hautes Capelles Primary School awarded a very special prickly gift

Submitted by Steve on 16:36, 5th Sep, 2014 | 0

Earlier this year Sarah Ozanne and Lucy Ogier (Animal Care Assistants at the GSPCA) organised a competition to increase awareness of Hedgehogs in Guernsey. 

There were two classes - creating a 'Hedgehog Awareness Poster' and 'Build a Hedgehog House'. 

We were amazed by the response and had some fantastic entries. 

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With more hoglets in at the GSPCA here is advice on what to do if you find young hedgehogs

Submitted by Steve on 17:23, 29th Jul, 2014 | 0

At the GSPCA we have started to see the another round of Hoglets (baby hedgehogs) being found and rescued in Guernsey.

You normally see Hoglets in May, June or July, when the first litters are generally born, and in August-September, when the second litters are born.

During April and May we had a number of Hoglets rescued and also mothers that gave birth on site, many of which are already back in the wild.

The average size of a litter is four to five, and they appear after about a 4 1/2 week pregnancy.

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Hedgehog & Hoglet Happy Endings in Guernsey

Submitted by Steve on 21:38, 22nd Jul, 2014 | 0

On Friday the 11th July and Friday the 18th July the GSPCA had two fantastic happy endings.

The first starts on the 3rd May this year when an unwell hedgehog was brought into the GSPCA that had been out in the day.

With a few health issues on entry the female hedgehog named Brie gave birth to Edam, Feta and Babybell only days after arriving.

After weeks of care the mother and her babies which were found in St Peter Port were released very close to where they were found in a safe area.

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GSPCA Hedgehog talk a fantastic success and amazing entries to the competitions

Submitted by Steve on 16:01, 30th Jun, 2014 | 0

Earlier this year Sarah Ozanne and Lucy Ogier (Animal Care Assistants at the GSPCA) organised a competition to increase awareness of Hedgehogs in Guernsey. 

There were two classes - creating a 'Hedgehog Awareness Poster' and 'Build a Hedgehog House'. 

We were amazed by the response and had some fantastic entries. 

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Mona & Lisa, Mother & Daughter Hedgehogs are back to their Guernsey seaside home

Submitted by Steve on 16:56, 11th Jun, 2014 | 0

On Friday we saw the close of our Hedgehog Awareness Competition entries close and we have had so many fantastic posters and photos of hedgehog homes.

The team will be short listing the finalists this week but every day the GSPCA have been seeing sick, injured and young hedgehogs.

From strimmer injuries to hoglets (baby hedgehogs) found with no mother the GSPCA have been experiencing a busy Spring with hedgehogs as well as other species.

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Hedgehog Competition - Build a Hog House or Design an Awareness Hog Poster - Celebrating Hedgehog Week 5th -12th May

Submitted by Steve on 12:52, 2nd May, 2014 | 0

On Monday starts Hedgehog Week and to kick off the awareness week the GSPCA have launched two competitions for those aged between 4 and 16 years of age.

With 200 to 300 hedgehogs rescued every year at the GSPCA we see all ages with a variety of health problems.

Sarah Ozanne Animal Care Assistant in the Hedgehog Unit said 'With Spring we see hedgehogs awake and starting to give birth.'

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Winter Youngsters Safe and Sound in Guernsey but please watch out for those in need

Submitted by GSPCA on 09:10, 5th Dec, 2013 | 0

Despite the cold snap some of our wildlife and animals have continued to produce young here in Guernsey.

Only yesterday we were called to rescue two young pigeons which are now safe and warm in an Intensive Care Unit which was thanks to the Channel Island Christmas Lottery last year.

Also in the last month we have had two tortie and white kittens who have been called Sparkle and Glitter (we currently have a waiting list for homes looking for kittens) and a duckling which has been called Quack Quack.

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Poor Pele got caught out in a football net - Caring for Hedgehogs this Summer

Submitted by GSPCA on 09:04, 26th Jul, 2013 | 0

It is a busy time of year at the GSPCA and Hedgehogs are one of the main species that are having a hard time.

Last night Night Warden Matt Hill-Smith was called out to help rescue a Hedgehog that was caught in a football net.

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