Submitted by GSPCA on 11:54, 20th May, 2013 | 0

It is believed that hedgehogs are on the decline and a UK hedgehog charity are asking for your help to find out if that is true.

Hedgehog Street are carrying out a hedgehog survey between the 1st February and 31st August.

They are looking for hedgehog champions to help them in their research.

They carried out a survey last year where over 45,000 hedgehogs were reported across the UK and they are repeating the survey this year and are appealing for your help.

Here at the GSPCA we see hundreds of sick and injured hedgehogs every year and surveys like these help with confirming that the efforts of rehabilitation centres like ourselves really do make a difference.

To see the conclusions of the 2012 report carried out by Hedgehog Street please click here.

This time of year we are all out and about tidying the garden and the GSPCA would like to remind everyone to take care of those hedgehogs that may be in the undergrowth.  please click here for advice and details.

Annabelle Janes Animal Care Assistant and one of the main carers of the hedgehogs at the Shelter said 'It would be great to get lots of hedgehog champions here in Guernsey.'

'Knowing how hedgehogs are doing in the wild is really important and helps us know that all are efforts are helping make a difference.'

'If you see any of our hedgehogs in the wild you can tell as they have purple paint and plastic numbered and coloured tags and we would love to hear from you if you do see them.'

Steve Byrne GSPCA Manager said 'The more data the Hedgehog Street can get then a better picture can be drawn on how hedgehogs are doing in the wild.'

'We have been in touch with them and they would love to hear how Guernsey hedgehogs are doing.'

'Something that can help and is a fantastic bit of kit is a wildlife camera which are quite reasonable from places like Amazon.'

'We would love to know that there are Hedgehog Champions all around the Bailiwick sending details through to Hedgehog Street.'

To become a Hedgehog Champion please click here for details.

Please remember if you need food or housing for hedgehogs we sell a variety of supplies here at the GSPCA.

To see wildlife cameras on Amazon please click here and to see the GSPCA Wish List on Amazon please click here.

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The following are events planned for 2013

Every Tuesday during term time between 10.30am and 12pm at the GSPCA we have a coffee morning with bric-a-brac and pet supplies on sale.  Please click here for more details

Clinton's Kilimanjaro Climb in March - One man VS 5,895 m - to find out more please click here for more details

Sunday 2nd June 2013 - Summer Fayre and Dog Show - please click here for more details

Wednesday 5th June 6.30pm - Volunteer Induction Evening - to find out more please click here.

Saturday 8th June 2013 Itex Walk Guernsey - We are pleased that for 2013 we are one of the nominated charities benefiting from this years walk. To register and find out more click here for more details and sponsor those taking part.

Sunday 15th September 2013 - Animal Welfare Seafront Sunday - click here for more details.

4th October - World Animal Day - more details to follow


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