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.


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.


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.


Take care when out in the garden and look out for our prickly friends - Hedgehog Awareness Week

Submitted by Steve on 15:39, 6th May, 2014 | 0

Rose is just one of the hedgehogs to arrive at the Shelter after being injured by a garden strimmer.

Every year hedgehogs are injured by gardening equipment such as strimmers, hedge cutters and lawn mowers.

Rose who has been at the Shelter for three weeks is healing well, although is still having treatment.

Annabelle Janes Animal Care Assistant said 'Poor Rose the hedgehog had one of the worst wounds to her head that we have seen this year at the GSPCA.'

'It is really important to check before you start using garden machinery for wildlife such as hedgehogs.'


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.'


Guernsey Hedgehog Rescue sadly closes it's doors

Submitted by GSPCA on 15:18, 10th Nov, 2011 | 0

The Guernsey Hedgehog Rescue Centre was officially set up as a charity at the beginning of 2005. The centre at Penrose Farm has been taking in hedgehogs since 2001 and has helped thousands of hedgehogs in Guernsey since this time.  Sadly Guernsey Hedgehog Rescue led by Dawn Robin and her team of volunteers are having to close it’s doors.

Fortunately Dawn is not disheartened with the outlook of hedgehogs and their future in Guernsey as the GSPCA have been working hard improving the facilities of their wildlife unit over the past few months.


Harry the hoglet off to Guernsey Hedgehog Rescue Centre

Submitted by GSPCA on 09:48, 9th Sep, 2011 | 0

Harry the hoglet is happy and well this morning and is already off on a little adventure.  After a night in the care of the GSPCA Steve Byrne, GSPCA Manager has spoken to Dawn at Guernsey Hedgehog Rescue Centre who has agreed to take the little hoglet into their care.

The GSPCA take in all sorts of wildlife but the Hedgehog Centre has over a hundred hedgehogs and Harry will need to learn to grow up with little friends.  Steve after speaking to Dawn this morning has arranged for transportation so Harry can be taken in by Dawn and her fantastic team of volunteers. Share