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.


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.


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. 


Hedgehog talk and tour 2.30pm Sunday 29th June - tickets on sale

Submitted by Steve on 14:27, 23rd Jun, 2014 | 0

Hedgehog Talk, Tour, Competition Results, Raffle & More. Sunday 29th June 2014 from 2.30pm. Tickets on sale
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Rose the hedgehog is filmed taking her first steps after months of care - Hedgehog talk at the GSPCA Sunday 29th June

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.


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.


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.'


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.


One of our Hoglets comes back to visit

Submitted by GSPCA on 17:42, 15th Nov, 2013 | 0

We were pleased to see a very fat and reasonably healthy Bella the Hedgehog recently here at the GSPCA.

Bella who was rescued as a Hoglet only days old in early Summer this year and required hand rearing was released back to the wild in August as a young adult Hedgehog.

The address where she was released have regularly seen her popping back for food and recently they noticed her covered in a large number of ticks so they managed to catch her and bring back to the GSPCA Animal Shelter in St Andrews for treatment.