• Brian Gort

Wildlife Trail Camera - 13.6.2017

Jo..... Update report


A little late, as it was Sunday when I visited Irene’s facility for rescued hedgehogs, but here’s an update on Jo….(an injured female hedgehog)

Firstly however, I have to give my warmest and most wholehearted thanks to Irene Thomson. On her own and with the aid of volunteers Irene gives up her time to look after and care for our rescued hedgehogs, from the local area. Irene offers a wonderful purpose built facility, giving care, medication, food and warmth.

Thank you Irene, and thank you to all who offer help and assistance to our native hedgehogs, up and down the country.

I volunteered at Irene’s facility, and checked in on Jo, on Sunday.

Jo’s foot was healing nicely, and her weight is going up nicely too, with a recorded weight of 950g that day.

Irene had actually noticed a second injury on her other rear leg, which is now also being treated.

I’m revisiting the facility in a couple of weeks to offer more volunteering service. Irene is always thankful of bookings, to offer a helping hand. You can contact her via her facebook page, Warrington Hedgehog Forum, to either offer help or if you have an injured hedgehog that needs assistance.

Hopefully Jo will be fit enough to be released back into her wild environment in the next few weeks, when I’ll be collecting her from Irene and bringing her back to do so

Getting warm in the evenings now. Hedgehogs will need fresh water. Put a bowl out! - they'll really appreciate it :)

As I'm sure you're aware, the UK hedgehog needs our help. Lost of habitat, including clean tidy gardens, less roadside hedgerows, and of course more and more development - meaning less green spaces, are all hitting our much loved little gardeners friend, the hedgehog, hard.

Why not try and do your own little bit for them. It's easy........cut an access hole in the bottom of a fence, leave a little water out, even just let a corner of your garden get messy. It all helps :)

My nightly offerings: 'Spikes' Semi-moist hedgehog food, dried mealworm, peanuts and of course a fresh bowl of water :)

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