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.


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.


Herding Hedgehogs - How many Hedgehogs at the GSPCA Animal Shelter in Guernsey to start 2013?

Submitted by GSPCA on 21:48, 10th Jan, 2013 | 0

With 73 hedgehogs at the GSPCA Animal Shelter and many more with volunteers and in foster homes the GSPCA are reminding everyone what to do if you find a hedgehog this winter.

Nearly everyday at least one hedgehog is brought into the GSPCA Animal Shelter either sick or injured.

Annabelle Janes Animal Care Assistant said 'We have so many hedgehogs at the moment it feels like we have herds of them.'

'We are seeing more nearly every day.'


Hedgehog haven for the lucky ones, but what do you do if you see a hedgehog at this time of year?

Submitted by GSPCA on 20:13, 11th Dec, 2012 | 0

Last night the GSPCA had a young hedgehog that if had been left to fend for himself he surely wouldn't of made it through the winter.

Hedgehogs would normally be hibernating at this time of year, but due to the mild Autumn and late litters of hoglets many hedgehogs are still awake and many not large enough to sleep through the winter.


Autumn and Winter Hedgehog Advice

Submitted by GSPCA on 13:02, 9th Oct, 2012 | 0

In Guernsey one of our largest land mammals is the hedgehog and this is the time of year which is crucial for them before they go into hibernation. 

For keen gardeners encouraging hedgehogs into your garden can help control the snail and slug population as well as other insect life.

To attract hedgehogs to your garden you can try providing hedgehog homes, both natural man-made such as placing a piece of board against a pile of bricks to form a type of bivouac.  Alternatively if you pop to the Animal Shelter we have a selection on sale which are purpose built.


New soft release pens will help Guernsey wildlife thanks to the Friends of Wildlife

Submitted by GSPCA on 09:13, 17th May, 2012 | 0

The GSPCA starts this spring on a good foot after a kind donation from the Friends of Wildlife.

£500 was donated earlier this year and the GSPCA has used the funds to put up two soft release runs for the wildlife that we have in our care.  The outside pens will be used to rehabilitate the many wild animals and birds it has brought in that are found sick or injured around Guernsey.

After they are cared for, healthy and of a good weight the animals are placed in the mesh runs to get use to the elements so it is not a shock when they are finally released.


Hedgehog Help Needed

Submitted by GSPCA on 16:33, 19th Apr, 2012 | 0

Hedgehogs GuernseyWe are always looking for volunteers to help at the Shelter in a variety of roles. 

With the dramatic increase in hedgehogs over the past 5 months we are appealing for those interested in helping care and clean the hedgehogs here at the Animal Shelter.  In fact we currently have 64 hedgehogs in our care with another on it's way.


GSPCA Warning To Gardeners - Please check before strimming or hedge trimming for hedgehogs

Submitted by GSPCA on 16:31, 16th Mar, 2012 | 0

This time of year we all venture out in the garden to do the gardening and cut the grass while we enjoy the spring weather.

The GSPCA is urging islanders to take care as we have already had our first hedgehog casualty.