Submitted by Steve on 11:57, 19th Jun, 2014 | 0

Do remember Rose the hedgehog?

Rose is one of many hedgehogs that we have had in recently to be injured by gardening equipment.

After a long process of rehabilitation and care since arriving in April Rose is now back to health and fit enough to be released.

Sadly due to her injuries to her head many of her spines haven't grown back, so a lovely home with an enclosed garden was found and Rose left the Shelter last Friday.

When Rose went to her new home we equipped Mr & Mrs Herring with a wildlife camera to see how she got on in her new home.

Annie Janes Animal Care Assistant who works mainly caring for the injured hedgehogs said "Rose had terrible injuries when she first arrived at the GSPCA."

"Every time we are able to help save any animal and get it back to the wild or to a new home really makes the hard work so worth while."

"Rose literally had the top of her head missing and we are seeing many hedgehogs with similar injuries, some full of maggots."Rose an injured hedgehog at the GSPCA in Guernsey

"It has been great to see all of the pictures and videos of her doing so well."

Steve Byrne GSPCA Manager said "The GSPCA team in the hedgehog unit have been inundated with hedgehogs and those with young that have been injured or affected by gardening equipment."

"Unfortunately there are some so badly injured we aren't able to save them, but Rose is one of the lovely happy stories at the GSPCA and she has been a real film star for Mr & Mrs Herring, although she's not eating all of their slugs as in the wildlife camera videos she has walked straight past them."

"We are urging anyone strimming or hedge cutting to please take care as there's a lot of wildlife about and even kittens like Phoenix who was found in long grass last week."

"If you are looking for food or hedgehog houses then we have a selection on sale at the GSPCA Reception area."

"On Sunday the 29th June we have a talk and tour all about hedgehogs as well as the winners of our recent hedgehog competitions being announced."

"The hedgehog talk and tour is at the GSPCA Animal Shelter and starts from 2.30pm with adult tickets a minimum £5 donation and children 15 and under onlyRose head injury strimmer Guernsey GSPCA hedgehog £2.50."

"For family bookings we are giving free membership to the GSPCA, or for a minimum £10 donation on the day you too can be part of the GSPCA."

"The hedgehog competition finalists will have free invites to the event, we will have refreshments and goods on sale, a raffle and even a new GSPCA hedgehog colouring book which we are launching."

To book a place call 01481 257261, pay via our paypal link below and reference 'Hedgehog Talk 29th June', by post or by popping into the Animal Shelter in Guernsey.

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