After the interest shown in the pages tracking many of the 2014 Admissions and most of the 2015 Admissions I have decided to continue this in 2016. (Years 2010-13 a few of the stories can be found on the news pages)
Every year since starting in 2010 has seen the number of ill, injured and orphaned hedgehogs admitted here at Willows rise and in just the last two years of our seven running- in 2014 over 320 hedgehogs were admitted and in 2015 372 hedgehogs were admitted and treated by Willows Hedgehog Rescue..
...so begins another and our 7th year of running
From this year (2016) we are micro-chipping all releases allowing us to collect valuable data including if hedgehogs find themselves in trouble again, checking road kill and identifying regular visiting hedgehogs at release sites. This will include all hedgehogs over-wintered from 2015.
Links to the old News pages and 2014/15 Admissions pages can be found on the home page.
Jan-May 2016- Seventy Seven (77) Admissions (2015- Fifty Five  Admitted)
June 2016- Sixty Six (66) Admissions (2015- Seventy  Admitted)
July 2016- Ninety Six (96) Admissions (2015- Fifty Eight  Admitted)
August 2016- Seventy (70) Admissions (2015- Fifty Three  Admitted)
September 2016- Thirty Four (34) Admissions (2015- Forty Two  Admitted)
October 2016- Seventy Two (72) Admissions- so far (2015- Forty Seven  Admitted)
For admissions Jan to June 2016 please visit here Jan-June 2016
Due to being extremely busy Updates to be posted shortly
The finders sadly put Teal into a Wendy House for two days before calling the RSPCA who then brought him into us. Sadly teal has suffered very nasty injuries and is freezing cold and near death. Please DO NOT leave wildlife to suffer.
The finders called the RSPCA and they in turn have brought this little juvenile into us. Sadly this hedgehog has been in trouble for some time and is in a state of total collapse.
Two other siblings from the finder and from the same litter of hoglets have already been admitted and they will now over-winter together after tests with one of our foster volunteers,
This small juvenile has presented cold and in a very wobbly condition. Now settling into the main hospital on warmth and with supportive fluids.
Late autumn juveniles such as Nibb cannot gain enough weight to survive winter and to be able to hibernate. Most of the juveniles now will also present with heavy worm burdens.
The number of underweight juveniles out in daylight is rising every day so please keep and eye out for these hedgehogs in trouble and secure and get to a rescue ASAP..
The finders think that she had been attacked by a dog and there are a number of bite puncture wounds and patches of blood on her consistent with a dog attack. Antibiotics and pain relief administered and now settling into the rescue.
Small juvenile such as Loki will not gain enough weight to hibernate now and coming out in daylight is a certain sign that they are in serious trouble. Please always secure and get help.
This small juvenile was spotted wandering in the road across from stables. He has admitted underweight and covered in very small tics. Now settling into the rescue.
He was also noticed to be in a very wobbly state. Thor has presented in a very cold and wobbly state and has received fluids and is on warmth to stabilise him before tests for any worm burdens which will be running him down.
This small hoglet has admitted covered in fly eggs which means that this little guy has been in trouble and motionless for some time. Fly strike if not attended turn into maggots which then go in through eye/ears etc and will eat the hoglet from the inside.
Lollie is settling into the rescue and will be tested for any worm burdens which most hedgehogs being admitted at this time of year suffer from some kind of internal parasite burden.
The driver immediately realised that he had hit something, stopped and took Tonker straight to our vets. Sadly this hedgehog has suffered a serious back leg fracture and the leg was immediately amputated. Now in recovery in the hoslital. Tonker is the 400th admission in 2016.
Dandelion has presented leaning to one side with an issue with one of her back legs and she also is showing signs of having a very heavy worm burden which she is being tested for.
Woody is joining another of his litter siblings that has already been spotted in trouble and brought into the hospital. This little hoglet is very vocal and agitated at the moment and is being supportive fed.
She was spotted by the finder surrounded by dogs and being pecked at by birds. Sadly the injuries are too severe for her to be able to recover. In total this hedgehog has lost over 20% of soft tissue and has been put to sleep.
This small juvenile has presented with all the signs of suffering from an endo parasite (worm) burden ans she is being tested at the moment. Settling into the rescue and she will now remain over the winter for release in spring.
Sadly she was observed out in daylight for a day before she was brought into us. She is now settling into the hospital and has injuries to the one eye. Presently settling in and eating ravenously.
This little hoglet has presented very cold and lifeless and is in the hospital warming up. Where there is one small hoglet there will be more so please always keep and eye out afterwards for other litter sibling in trouble.
This small juvenile has presented with a laceration injury to one of his back legs which he is now being treated for. Treacle is settling into the main hospital and like many of the admissions coming in now will stay with us until Spring 2017.
This small hoglet has presented in a very cold state and covered in fly eggs indicating that she has been in trouble for some time. She is now settling into the rescue on warmth and with fluid support to stabilise her.
Tribble is extremely small and in serious trouble but thanks to the finders actions now has a chance. They believe that there may be upto another four of Tribbles sibling around in their garden and are now on the look out for these very small late hoglets.
She has suffered extensive full tissue depth injuries along her tummy from her front leg right to her back leg. Betsy has had to undergo over an hours surgery to clean and stitch the extensive wounds up.
This small juvenile is now settling into the rescue and is undergoing tests as there are no external injuries. She will now stay with us over the winter and will hopefully be released back into the wild as a healthy adult in Spring 2017.
This small juvenile has presented with an injury to one of his front legs.
Luckily the leg isn't broken but there are a number of soft tissue injuries around the leg which are now being treated.
This small hedgehog is very small for this time of year and would have no chance of finding food, hibernating and surviving the winter. Rubble is now settling into the main hospital on warmth with other hoglets of a similar size and age for company.
Rasputin like most of the other hedgehogs admitted at this time of year has tested positive for internal parasite burdens and he is now in the shospital being treated and will now stay with us over the winter.
Pearl is now settling into the hedgehog hospital and will be tested for any parasite burdens which are more prevalent in the latter part of the year. She will now stay with us until Spring.
This small juvenile hedgehog has presented with a prolapse and sadly the prolapse is not recent which has resulted in having to put Ralph to sleep. Sadly sometimes by the time the hedgehog is spotted it is just too late.
Hedgehogs in daylight like snow will often be running around which can be mistaken for them looking fine. This hyperactivity is a sign of extreme stress in the hedgehog from hunger or illness so please always secure and get help as soon as possible.
This very small hedgehog was seriously in trouble and if he had not have been found would have not managed to survive that much longer. The prompt action of the finders have saved the life of this little hedgehog and he is now safe in the rescue with other hoglets of a similar size.
The finder luckily knew that this was not normal for a hedgehog and Calli is now safe in the rescue. Any hedgehog wandering around in daylight needs help so please secure and contact a rescue as soon as possible.
Trance is far too small to be able to gain enough weight to survive winter and being spotted out in daylight is always an indicator of being in serious trouble. Trance is now with other juveniles of a similar size and will be released next spring.
This small male hedgehog was spotted out in daylight in the morning and later on in the afternoon by the finder. Luckily the finder knew that this was not normal behaviour and secured Tolstoy and brought him into the rescue, Now settling in.
Moon was spotted out at night but now we have reached the second half of October small juveniles such as Monn will struggle to gain enough weight to be able to hibernate and survive winter. Moon is now in the rescue and will be tested for any worm or parasite burdens.
This hedgehog has presented in a state of total collapse, freezing cold and covered in fly eggs. Clarke is gently warming up with fluid support to stabilise him before any other treatment.
Rupert was spotted out in daylight wandering along the road by the finder who stopped their care to help this little hedgehog. Rupert is now in the hospital safe thanks to the finders who spotted him and stopped their car to save this little hedgehogs life.
These two small hoglets are far too small to be wandering around on their own and being out in daylight shows that they are in serious trouble. Salt and Pepper are together in the rescue safe and warm.
Sweep is a small juvenile that is now struggling at this time of year and he will also be tested for internal parasite burdens which are prevalent in the latter part of the year. Now setteled into the main hospital.
The finder who have brought him in think that a pet dog may have been bothering this little hedgehog but luckily there are no signs of any puncture wounds or injuries. Fines is under observation the hedgehog hospital.
Hedgehogs can if they decide climb very well and this small hedgehog found himself in trouble and out in daylight after his tumble and then the danger of a road in daylight. Now settling into the hospital.
This adult male hedgehog has presented in a state of semi collapse after loosing a lot of weight. Sherlock has also admitted smelling strongly of detergent and it is most likely that he has recently fallen into a drain.
This small hedgehog has admitted in a state of total collapse with her body shutting down, very emaciated and with fly eggs laid on her indicating that she has been out in the open in trouble for some time.
Presented in a very thin and collapsed state with injuries to her feet and mouth. Please take care with netting, keep it taut, off the ground and put away when not in use to avoid situations like this.
Teasel is settling into the rescue ready for full examination and for tests for any endo parasite issues.
Quill has sustained a fracture to the one back leg and well as other injuries possibly indicative of a dig attack. Once an x-ray has taken place then the leg will either be amputated or splinted.
This small juvenile has presented in a very thin and poorly state with a number of tics on him. Being stabilised in the hospital while tests are carried out for internal parasite issues.
This small struggling juvenile has presented with a very large tic burden and will most likely have internal parasite issues for
which tests are being carried out to determine.
She has presented with very noisy and gurgly breathing which is indicative of lungworm. She is being treated to ease her breathing and is being tested for the lungworm parasite.
This small juvenile has suffered extensive injuries to its snout and side of the head and was immediately put to sleep due to the extent and severity of the injuries most likely cause by gardening work.
This small juvenile has admitted in a very poor state of health, thin, agitated and with a large number of tics further running him down. Settling into the rescue.
On admission Ruffles was covered in fly eggs and on examination this hedgehogs mouth was teaming with live maggots a sure sign of long term issues. Ruffles will have an x-ray on his mouth and Jaw.
She is quite bright but has admitted in an agitated state and very underweight and pinched at the back end. Heart is being tested for internal parasite issues which is the most likely cause..
Baine has presented in state of collapse, very thin and with a badly injured back foot. Treatment has started for his injuries and to stabilise him.
He was spotted on the grass laid upside down on his back. He has presented with all of the signs of impact trauma to the head causing him to emerge in daylight and to not be able to balance or orientate himself. Now undergoing treatment for head trauma which is long process.
Beagle is a late Autumn juvenile and like may late hoglets is now struggling and as a result had started coming out in daylight. Now safe in the rescue & undergoing checks.
Trinity has presented in a state of semi collapse, she is very thin and cold and from her poo she has a heavy internal parasite burden. She has started treatment to stabiliser her and she will be treated for the worm burden as soon as they type is identified.
He is settling into the rescue and he will be tested for internal parasite issues due to the lack of any other indicators of injury. The majority of hedgehogs admitted in Autumn are suffering from internal parasite burdens.
286gram male juvenile hedgehog Lucky has been admitted after he was taken to a vets4pets. Luckily the store where they are based works with us on awareness and this small juvenile is now in the rescue.
There are no apparent injuries and this small juvenile is now settling into the rescue. The coming weeks will see many underweight late juveniles come in.
On advice from us she opened the home and found that Randis smelled strongly of infection and brought him straight into us. Luckily the flies had not laid eggs but Randis is being treated for infected lacerations.
This small hoglet has by all indications been attacked by birds and most likely corvids. There are multiple wounds all over Caspa and the condition is serious. Now in intensive care in the hedgehog hospital.
There had been no sign of mum and these two small hoglets were very cold and in poor health. Tick has all the signs of head trauma and Tack has broken spines indicating possible nest destruction by works.
She has presented in a very cold and wobbly condition and also covered in fly eggs which indicated that she has been in trouble and motionless out in daylight where flys can get to her.Now settling into the rescue.
305gram and 345gram juvenile hedgehog Twist and Shout have been admitted after the were heard squealing and spotted out in daylight. Mum (possibly) had been observed with another sibling but these two were on their own and distressed.
At this size Twist and Shout would be leaving the nest soon but have come into the rescue due to the circumstances of finding.
She has been ill for some time and is in a sate of collapse with her body functions shutting down. Now on gentle warmth and fluid in the hospital while the underlying cause is determined.
Twine is settling into the rescue and is undergoing tests for internal parasite issues which are the most likely cause of this small juveniles issues and poor state of health.
This small hoglet has obviously been in trouble and then has been attacked suffering a number of serious injuries.
With the number of injuries and being severely underweight the outlook isn't good.
He has presented with a fractured back leg which will need to have an x-ray to see if it can be mended or if it will have to be amputated. The result and outcome will determine if Spike can go back to the wild.
Tilley and Timmy had wandered into some netting carelessly left on the ground in a garden and became entangled in it. Sadly Tilley died but Timmy managed to stay alive although seriously injured and trapped with his dead sibling.
Tilley is being treated for her injuries.
This small hoglet is now settling into the rescue, safe and secure and with brighter future than he had before.
No sign of mum and these two underweight juveniles are now safe in the hedgehog hospital and hopefully may gain enough weight to leave before winter..
This old female hedgehog has presented with very laboured breathing and also in a very wobbly state. She is being treated for her breathing and underlying issues being looked into.
Now settling into the rescue and under observation to determine any injuries as well as the reason for out in daylight.
This small hedgehog has admitted in a very stressed state, immensely hungry and with a large number of tics on him which are causing issues and further depleting his energy.
Small juveniles out in daylight are in trouble and the majority admit with internal parasite burdens so please never ignore a hedgehog out in daylight. Secure and contact a rescue asap.
This unlucky small hedgehog has sustained serious injuries including a large area of full depth soft tissue torn off his back and one of his back feet has been bitten off. Rolo is in a very poorly way.
This otherwise healthy looking hedgehog has presented suffering from lungworm and treatment has started straight away. Luckily Bubbles was found before becoming seriously ill.
She has presented underweight and with a number of tics and areas of fly eggs on her which indicated that she has been in trouble for some time. Now on warmth with the fly eggs removed and starting treatment for a worm burden.
She had previously been rescued by another rescue four years ago, released and the release site carers know that she had a littler of hoglets last year. They spotted her today out in daylight and wobbly and she sadly died on the way in to us.
He has presented with round worm and has started treatment. Once treatment has finsihed Nutkin will stay to gain enough weight to give him the best possible start in the wild.
Ellie was found and released by the RSPCA after she became stuck in a fence and was trapped hanging by one leg. The leg is lacerated, infected and fractured and will be amputated.
She was spotted the day previous to her admission and the finders took her into their home overnight and then took her in the following afternoon. Ellie is cold and collapsed and sadly dying.
He has presented at the rescue in a very cold and collapsed state and is presently stetting in and getting warm and then we can from there look for the underlying issue that is affecting Banks.
This little hedgehog has presented after looking its back leg. Post this trauma an extremely large abscess has formed from the leg socket and over Cisco's tummy. Treatment started to battle the infection.
Hedgehog ref 0809G1 sadly does not have an admission photograph. Due to the severity of injuries this hedgehog was taken straight to our partner vets and put to sleep.
Presented with a large hole through one of the front legs and an extremely badly fractured back leg.
This hedgehog has been admitted with a damaged and heavily infected eye socket. His other eye is fine and once successfully treated Horus will be back off to the wild.
Yoshi has presented with one eye injured and crusted over and he is also blind in the other eye. He is a feisty hedgehog and is otherwise healthy. In the wild Yoshi would get into trouble very quickly.
Admitted with one of her back legs missing, with a very swollen and distended tummy and also with fleas (which is rare for hedgehogs although many people think that all hedgehogs has fleas). Now settling in and under observation in the hospital.
Lobo has admitted very thin and extremely stressed (appearing as having no fear). A lot of juveniles are now coming in with roundworm and it is highly likely that this is Lobos issue.
Riddle is being tested for any endoparasite issues and especially lungworm which results in very congested breathing. If positive this large male will start treatment and will be with us for a while.
This small female hedgehog has presented with one of her back legs missing. She has been in trouble for a while and flies have laid eggs in her ears. Just to top it all off Luna also has a severe case of mites with one of her eyes totally crusted over.
Due to the fact that Randis suffered the full weight of an adult human he has been crought into the hospital to be checked out and monitored.
Luna was out and about at night but she didn't ball when the finder went near to her. The finder kept Luna in a boc until mid the next afternoon and then called the RSPCA. Now in the rescue and she appears to be a perfectly healthy hedgehog.
These six small hoglets were brought in by the RSPCA after their nest was destroyed by work being carried out on an allotment. Sadly no sign of mum but the finders did ensure that these hoglets got to safety and are now being hand raised.
The finders returned after being away for several days to find mum and these two hoglets tapped in the locked garage. Must must have gone into the garage before they went away and subsequently became trapped and gave birth. Mum, Elderflower and hoglets now safe.
She has sustained a deep laceration from the nape of her neck to mid way along her back. The laceration is heavily infected and riddled with maggots. She has an injured and very swollen front leg. In ICU but the injuries are severe and may be too severe
The dog has only been with the owner for a week and sadly he found this large male and dragged him from his nest still covered in a lot of the nest. Now being checked and settling into the rescue. Please keep an eye on pet dogs.
The dog doesn't normally bother with hedgehogs but on this occasion it did and Zena was admitted in the early hours of the morning. Luckily for this hedgehog the blood was from juries to the dogs mouth and not to her.
He could hear a loud screaming and on investigation found this little hoglet under a parked car. Hula has still crying out when she came into the rescue, partly in fear, partly in hunger. Now with other hoglets for company.
The two small hoglets were spotted by different people. In fact by neighbours with adjoining gardens and each spotted one of the hoglets in their garden. They have been brought in and are now settling into the rescue.
There was an adult dead on the road not far away and sadly this is probably mum. The developer working in the pub is on the look out for any more hoglets from this litter.
This small hoglet has admitted ravenously hungry but also with a potentially very heavy worm burden. Untreated the worm burden would have killed her. Settling in and starting treatment.
On admission she looked in an extremely bad way and examination proved that she had sustained fractures to the pelvis and the spine. Sadly with injuries such as this she was put to sleep straight away.
She has presented with all of the outer skin on her one foot missing and the foot red raw. She is now on antibiotics and pain relief. The case is unknown at the present.
She appeared to be having issues with one of her legs. She has settled into the rescue and there are no obvious signs of any injuries so she is being monitored for the time being.
The garden is on a couple of levels and the finder thinks that this small hedgehog became trapped in the garden. Settling into the rescue.
We were called and the finders kept Tom in the wet suit drying room to help dry little Tom and to get him warm so he had the best chance possible. Now in the rescue safe.
This underweight hedgehog has been admitted in a state on serious collapse and at present we are trying to stabiliser her before any other treatment can be started.
This little hedgehog is now in the rescue and is settling in while he is checked out for any issues beyond being too small to survive on his own. He will then go in with other similar sized hoglets.
Moffet and Toffee were found by pub staff in the Beer garden two days ago and yesterday respectively. Mum was spotted dead in the road. The staff have been keeping an eye out and searching for hoglets since Moffet was found and admitted.
She has presented in an awful state and has been in trouble for some time. Sadly she is in a severe state of total collapse and the prognosis for this little hedgehog isn't very good at all.
She is now in the rescue safe and will be introduced possibly to other juveniles of her size. She has been marked at some point so she has been spotted visiting someones garden who like to spot their local hedgehogs.
He looks in good health luckily and hopefully he will just need to be kept safe until he is large enough for release back into the wild. At this age he would have not made it on his own.
This adult male hedgehog has presented with a badly fractured back leg and has been in trouble for some time having lost a lot of weight. Now on treatment and the leg will be checked and amputated if necessary.
Mum and four older hoglets have been admitted after the owners dog was spotted barking around the nest and chasing mum. The finder initially moved mum and hoglets to safety in a hutch and luckily mum carried on raising them. They are now in the maternity part of the hospital here until the hoglets are ready to leave mum when she will be released & hoglets raised to gain a little more weight.
The pub staff spotted Toffee also wandering around the pub garden as they had previously spotted 69gram Moffit. Now the two siblings are reunited and both safe in the rescue.
This little hoglet would have no chance of surviving on its own at this size and it is now in the rescue and has been introduced to another single orphan hoglet of roughly the same size.
An adult hedgehog was dead on the road not far away and undoubtedly this was mum. No sign of any other siblings but they like Moffit will have left the nest trying to find mum. Moffit is very thin and hasn't eaten for a while.
A fox had attacked the mums nest and there was no sign of mum (she could have ran away to protect herself or have been injured/killed), two of Dusks other siblings were found dead and this little hoglet alive and on its own. Now settling into the rescue with no sign of any injuries.
He was being chased by a cat! Cats don't normally bother and aren't an issue to hedgehogs but obviously this cat was interested and as a juvenile Pippin was far more vulnerable than an adult hedgehog would have been.
She is now safe in the rescue and has been introduced to another juvenile of the same age and size for company. Although solitary as adults juveniles & hoglets do better with company.
This small juvenile has admitted as another very recent juvenile absolutely plastered in large tics. A good number have been removed by hand one at a time and Tacks is settling for a while before the rest are removed.
He is a very agitated and very hungry little hedgehog and the only way to keep him more or less still for his admission image was to offer some food! Settling into the rescue.
She has presented with a puncture wound through the snout and with a possible fractured snout. She will be going in for x-ray and the course of action can be decided from there. If the fracture is serious she will have to be euthanised.
This small juvenile had managed to fall into a canal from which she couldn't escape. Hedgehogs can swim but not for ever and exhaustion and hypothermia would have soon killed this little hedgehog if she hadn't been spotted and rescued.
He has presented with very noisy bubbly breathing and also with large areas of spine loss indicating a mite issue. He is now settling into the hospital and starting treatment for his breathing and any mite issues.
This small juvenile was spotted byt the finders pond hence the name Lilly and she is presently settling into the rescue with no obvious injuries but obviously struggling to survive at this size and age.
This little hedgehog smells very strongly of dog urine and has wheezy breathing. On examination air is building up and escaping from Rumpole's eye socket which indicates a fracture to the skull which will need x-ray.
There are no obvious injuries and Randolph is being tested for endo parasites or any other issues before any course of treatment can be decided upon and commenced. Settling into the hospital.
On admission she has a very swollen back foot and what apprears to be a bite wound to the skirt suggesting an animal attack.
This little juvenile has admitted absolutely plastered in tics. Around sixty large tics were removed from all over her and she has received antibiotics and vitamins as the tics will have been seriously running her down.
This reasonably sized male hedgehog was spotted after dark by the finders in the road. However he was constantly circling in the road which indicates that there is an issue. Settling into the hospital for tests.
On checking her over she is in very good condition, is very feisty and protective and has a very round belly. All of this points at her being a pregnant sow and she has been returned with the finders keeping an eye on her.
The hedgehog you can see in the photo is dead. The finders went on holiday and their neighbour helping them out dug some holes. Mort fell into one and spent several days stuck. Found alive (just) but sadly did in transit to us here at Willows.
We have no finders or admission details for this juvenile hedgehog but she is now safe in the hospital here and will be looked after until she is large enough to be released into the wild. Named Arrow as she is off like a shot when put down.
This hedgehog was taken to another rescue that specialises in other animals but also takes in hedgehogs. Sadly this hedgehog has been admitted with mites which are zoonotic and can be passed to other animals and humans. It is now in isolation and is being treated.
Their pet dog was going crazy and that was when this hedgehog was found. Because of the dog they finders did not wan't this hedgehog to stay in their garden. On admission it is possible that she is pregnant and she has been relocated to one of our Volunteers gardens where she has now nested.
She has presented in a state of collapse, extremely underweight and thin and smelling of dog urine. She doesn't appear to have been attacked by a dog but presumably a dog found her at some point in her state of collapse.
First priority in this hedgehogs case is to simply stabilise her.
The finder was carrying out large scale garden clearance on a an empty property when Cillas nest was accidentally destroyed. Luckily the fidner acted promptly and secured Cilla and all of her hoglets and brought them straight into the rescue. She is now in a maternity pen with her five hoglets.
She was out in daylight in the middle of a road looking very disorientated. She has been admitted at a good weight and with the signs of possibly being pregnant; Due to the circumstances of the admission she has been kept in the rescue for monitoring and as a precaution is in a maternity pen.
PJ has admitted with very gurgly and wheezy breathing and is in a very poorly way. At present this male hedgehog is being tested for any worm burdens especially lungworm but has already started treatment to help with the breathing issues as well as antibiotic cover.
Luckily for Bubbles he was spotted and the finders knew what to do and rescued this little juvenile and brought him into the rescue. he is now settling down in a safe environment where he can grow to be released later in the year once he is large and strong enough.
He was found in a state of total collapse on a pavement. Thyme is an adult hedgehog but weights the same as a juvenile hedgehog. He is emaciated and extremely poorly and tests immediately showed worm burdens including Fluke which is an extremely agressive and nasty endo parasite.
She has been admitted with a large number of tics on her. Fifteen large tics were removed on admission and there are a lot of smaller ones to still be removed. Struggling little Margot will have been further ran down by the tics feeding on her. Now safe and settling into the rescue.
The finder was off for a bike ride before going into hospital himself tomorrow when he spotted Tammy in a collapsed state. She has presented in a very lethargic state and with issues with her back legs. This may be from weakness or there may be more serious issues with the one leg.
Tonker looks like an older juvenile and has admitted without any signs of injury. He will be tested for an endoparasites and if applicable treatment will start from there. The long period of warm weather is seeing a lot of hedgehogs admitted. Some simply in very collapsed states.
300gram female juvenile Telula was admitted in a state of total collapse after being found motionless out in daylight. Fuilds administered and gentle warmth to try an stabilise her but she sadly died within an hour of admission.
She was admitted with symptoms of physically shaking and has received supportive fluids, is now eating well and is nice and spiky in a surprisingly short time. Luckily Wick was spotted just as she was about to get into serious trouble and the finders actions saved Dotty..
She had been taken there and they treated with the wormers they had along with other meds. Dotty picked up a little and she is now here. She is very thin and very poorly and has started the correct course of treatment along with supportive subcut fluids to help to stabilise her.
The nest was recovered and mum watched by she was intent on abandoning her hoglets so they are now all here. Mum and her hoglets have gone straight into a maternity pen and will be discretely monitored.
She was lying motionless on the finders lawn and out in broad daylight. Please remember that hedgehogs are nocturnal and if lying out in daylight are in trouble and need help as soon as spotted. Star is now settling into the hospital.
This is the third juvenile to be spotted in the finders garden and she is now safe in the rescue. Please keep an eye out of you find hoglets or juveniles as there will undoubtedly be more litter mates in trouble. But don't delay help, get help as and when you find them.
Ragtag is a little rag tag and looks as though she has been trying to fend for herself but she is far too small. She is now settled down in the rescue and has already eaten rather a lot of food proving just how hungry and struggling this hoglet was.
The families dog never bothers hedgehogs but this time it did with the result of sadly killing one hoglet and orphaning Mop and Top. Mop has a puncture wound from the dog and is being treated for this.
Please always keep dogs in sight and if something does happen get help straight away. Mop and Top are settling into the rescue.
She was found by housekeeping staff snuggled into towels in the house keeping room at the HolidayInn Express in Redditch.
She may have found a snug place to try and feel safe and snug but Holly is now where she needs to be in the rescue and with Draco below for company.
This little hoglet chose the right place to get into trouble as the finder knew exactly what to do and Draco is now settling into the rescue with another hoglet of near enough the same weight, in fact Holly the hoglet above admitted on the same day after an adventure!.
They were returning from their vets when they spotted little Pup running around on the pavement in broad daylight. They had previously rescued a hoglet from the same area a few days ago.
She is now settling into the rescue with others of her age.
It is always a concern with female hog as to whether they are nursing. Hanna has presented with very bubbly breathing but she also has a very round tunny and other indications that she may be pregnant but not nursing.
A large adult hedgehog had been spotted a couple of days previously dead in the road and it may be coincidence or it very well may be that this was Hetties mum. The finders are on the look out for any more of this little hoglets siblings.
Henry was spotted by the finder some miles from their home wandering around in daylight in the middle of a busy road. Henry will have more siblings in trouble in the area but for now at least he is safe in the rescue. getting warm and with food and safety. Henry will be introduced to other orphans of the same size.
Mable is an older hedgehog and she has presented in a collapsed, wobby and very cold state. She is at present settling into the hospital and she will be stabilised while we can find out what issues are underlying her condition. St her age she will have a harder fight to recover.
This small hoglet has come in in a very cold, wet and hungry. The park has a pool so it is quite possible that Jasper has found himself in the pool and thankfully managed to get out again. Settling into the rescue with warmth and food.
Presented with one of the back legs extremely swollen and heavily infected. sadly this hedgehog dies within a few hours of admission before treatment could even start to have a chance of working.
She was spotted going round constantly in circles in the middle of a road. Lotty has presented with one eye missing but no other obvious issues. It could be that this hedgehog has only recently lost the eye and is having issues adjusting.
Settled into the rescue for more in-depth checks this morning.
Sadly however this hedgehog has suffered a fracture to one of its back legs and their is a possible issue with one of the front legs which will require further investigation once settled into the hospital. At present made comfortable and settling in.
When they investigated what the noise was they found this small juvenile hedgehog being attacked by a fox. Hedgehogs will honk and squeal in fright/pain. Luckily there do not seem to be any injuries but Ellie will be monitored and fed up ready for release.
The very weak and collapsed male hedgehog has presented with a fracture back leg and with fly strike indicating that this hedgehog has been immobile for some time.
On fluid treatment to try and stabilise before any kind of treatment can be started.
The finder in this case happened to be one of our hospital volunteers and she heard Poppet peeping in distress in her own garden. She immediately secured Poppet and has since been keeping a ear and eye out for any more siblings. Hoglet litters are normally around 3-7 hoglets.
There was no sign of any other siblings and this little ophan is now settling in with the hoglets below to keep him company. Hoglets tend to cope better with other similar sized hoglet company so Pippet will hopefully settle in well soon. If you spot one hoglet please always keep and eye out for more.
One of the hoglets is a lot smaller then the other two and sadly one of the others is dragging one of its back legs which may be the result of a fracture. Presently settling in and the hoglet with the back leg being examined.
Lavender has for a while been living under the finders shed. However lately this underweight hedgehog has been coming out during daylight and sleeping in the middle of the lawn.
Presented drawn and with very runny bowel movements. Possibly from worms, possibly heat.
The finders found her by literally standing on her as they couldn't see her under the ground sheet.
She is now in the rescue and is being monitored for any issues post her unfortunate human encounter.
The finders contacted the RSPCA who then contacted and brought this small juvenile to us.
Sage is definitely staying hidden at the moment, he is very prickly and won't un-ball. Settled into the rescue and will be thoroughly checked and sexed when settled down.
She has admitted as a very huffy little hoglet and for the first twenty four hours spent her time balled and very huffy.
She is now in with other hoglets of her own size and has settled into her new environment with her new hoglet pen mates.
They were rescued by the finder who fed them bread and water overnight. They are now all in the hospital on warmth and with the right food. Please do not feed hedgehogs milk or bread and always seek help straight away.
Orphan hoglets Yin and Yang (male 95grams and female 88.5grams) have been admitted after being spotted wandering down a country lane. An adult hedgehog was spotted dead in the road in the same area and presumably this is mum.
Yang was found and admitted first with Yin being found some hours later. Both are now back together. Yin has suffered a puncture wound.
Sadly this hedgehog has presented with one back foot totally missing and the other is badly lacerated, fractured and infected.
A double leg amputation is not possible for a hedgehog so sadly Dolores will be put to sleep.
Hedgehog can manage without one back leg but not both.
They were carrying out gardening work and dug straight into this maternity nest.
They covered as best they could and contacted us straight away and now mum and her hoglets are in the rescue. Initially they feared they had injured mum.
Sadly Blinkies mum and other siblings were ran over by a car and only Blinky survived the ordeal.
This small hoglet is now settling into the rescue and will join hoglets of the same size in the future.
The finder has a totally enclosed garden but on two levels.
In the upper level there is a small gap, just large enough for a hedgehog to get through but if they do get through then they cant get back out and this is what happened to Biff.
She was taken to a local vets initially by the finder who afterwards found our number and contacted us.
We have now collected this small female from the vets and she is settling into her new pen in the hedgehog hospital.
The finder doesn't have any idea how long this small hedgehog had been stuck in the pond but Lionel presented with hypothermia. Immediately went onto gentle warmth and after a few hours Lionel was warm enough to start to have something to eat.
Sadly this hedgehog presented with two badly fractured back legs, a broken spine and drag marks all over its belly. From the extent of the injuries it looks like farm machinery as the cause. Sammy was put to sleep immediately.
They were heard distress peeping yesterday and mum hasn't been seen since. Named after the Famous Five (Julian, Dick, Anne, George & Timmy) by the finders, they are now settling down on warmth in the rescue. They are cold, a little thin and some are a little wobbly at the moment. Once warm they will be fed.
When she was admitted she was found to have at some point become entangled in twine. Over time she had grown with the twine digging into her. Because of the circumstances she had to go under immediate anaesthesia to have the twine removed.
Presently settling into the rescue.
Staff at the Broitwich branch of Waitrose spotted this small juvenile in trouble wandering around the shopping trolleys.
Now safe in the rescue. It looks as though Moody has lost one eye and he is very thin and run down.
This hedgehog has presented with a seriously lacerated and fractured back leg which will need amputation as soon as we can get rid of the infection in the open wounds. Settling into the hospital and starting treatment.
The garden owner is very hedgehog aware but didn't expect mum to have made a nest under a plant pot. Moving the pot for fence work disturbed mum a litter of four hoglets.
Mum moved two of the litter but left Pins and Needles behind. Now in the rescue.
She has presented in a very cold, lethargic and thin state and will be tested for internal parasites.
She is settling into the rescue and is getting warm and receiving fluids. River will start treatment as soon as we can obtain and test a sample.
For a while she has been looked after by a vet nurse but today she contacted us and Misty in now in the rescue. It sounds a little like Misty has been treated a little like a pet and we are glad that she is now here. Mist seems to have wormy motions and some very pink areas under the legs. Now settling into her new environment.
All were very cold and near death and sadly two of these hoglets died in transport to the hospital.
Dewdrop the third is now in ICU and has started to warm up and take some re-hydration fluids.
He again was spotted out in daylight and arrived within minutes of Poppy below. As with Poppy we will try to match and introduce him to other hoglets of his own age and weight in the hope that he will settle quicker into his temporary new environment until old and large enough for release back into the wild.
At 125gram she should still be with mum and is far too small to be able to survive on her own.
She is now in the main hospital and will be settled in with hoglets of a similar size once she has been checked out and given a clean bill of health.
He is settling into the rescue and will at some point join some other hoglets of similar weight to help him to settle down.
If you spot a hoglet wandering around please secure and get help, but also keep an eye out afterwards for any more.
No sign of mum and hoglets will not wander away from the nest on their own with out mum and especially in daylight.
They are both now in the main hospital together getting warm and will be hand raised in the rescue.
She has presented with a very nasty puncture wound through the snout and with some breathing difficulties.
Depending on x ray and any fractures to the snout she may be able to heal but is at present on medications awaiting x ray.
He found it covered in flies and recognised fly eggs. The finder kindly took the time to try and remove as many fly eggs as possible and then called us for help.
Sadly the hedgehog has suffered injuries which were now writhing with small and large maggots which would have been eating this hedgehog alive for days.
Emergency out of hours vet immediately called and put to sleep.
Hank has presented with deep lacerations to the one back leg. He has been in trouble for a while and flies have laid eggs all over him.
Some have hatched and there are maggots in one of the eye and in the back leg wound.
He has presented in a poorly state after loosing a lot of weight and with injuries to one eye and his mouth. He is also having issues with breathing.
There is the potential of a fractured jaw or snout and this hedgehog will have an x ray to check for any fractures.
The vet thought that Hugs needed to be put to sleep but thankfully one of the vet nurses wanted to help, contacted us and now this very emaciated little hoglet is here.
The vet nurse wants to learn more about hedgehog & has shown interest is being a Willows hoglet nanny.
The vets gave the finders some oral anti-biotics for him but luckily he is now here.
There are injuries to the back legs, possible a fracture to the one leg and this hedgehog also has mites which a zoonotic and can be passed to other animals and humans.
She has admitted in a very cold and collapsed state. She is very emaciated and has been in trouble and on her own fro some time.
Tweet is presently warning in one of the hospitals incubators to raise her body functions enough to start re-hydration fluids before she can progress onto food.
The finder happened to know one of our hedgehog hospital volunteers and immediately too this small hoglet to her. Now here and settling into an incubator.
Reacting quickly and getting help is the difference between a good chance and little chance for hoglets.
Mum had made the nest in a stable yard and the finder when mucking out accidentally destroyed the nest. She quickly secured mum and hoglets and made a new nest but sadly mum ran off and did not return.
These three little hoglets are now in an incubator in the hospital.
The finders spotted a large dead adult hedgehog in the road and then a little further on they spotted this small hoglet wandering around in the road.
It is possible the adult was mum and on not returning her hoglets have started to wander around to find her.
Luckily she was spotted and the finder took the time to pull over and secure this very lucky hedgehog.
Settling into the rescue and awaiting further examination. Luckily there are no injuries from her ordeal on a very busy road.
The finder initially put this small hoglet back under a hedge thinking that this was the right thing to do but then phones for advice and after speaking to us, secured and brought little Titania in.
She is settling into the rescue and will join Oberon in a pen for company.
The finders initially intended to raise the hoglets themselves but after seeking advice brought these two small hoglets into us. Please as the previous admission always get oprhans to a rescue as soon as possible where the facilities and know how are available.
He was initially kept by the finder overnight who then sought advice and brought him into Willows.
Please always get hoglets to a rescue ASAP where they can be examined and the correct time consuming care given to raise them successfully.
He has presented in a state of total collapse and with blood evident from his mouth but no obvious injuries. He is freezing cold with body functions failing. In intensive care and initially trying to stabilise this hedgehog before any further course of action can be taken.