If you find a hedgehog in need of help or found in daylight, please pick it up using thornproof gloves, wrap in a towel or fleece and place in a high sided box or a box with a lid and airholes ( great escapers !!)
Heat a hot water bottle or microwave heat pad, wrap it in a towel and put at one end of the box. Place the hedgehog NEXT TO it, PROVIDING ANOTHER TOWEL FOR THE HEDGEHOG TO SNUGGLE INTO. Ensure there is room enough for the Hedgehog to get AWAY FROM the heat. Give a saucer of water. If the hedgehog is injured, bleeding, OR HAS FLYSTRIKE, omit the heat source as this encourages the blood to flow faster AND THE EGGS TO HATCH RAPIDLY. WITH THE LATTER, PLEASE Take to a vet immediately.
Now ring your local rescue, vet, or FIND YOUR NEAREST RESCUE THROUGH THE FOLLOWING DIRECTORIES:
01584 890801 BHPS
Please help hedgehogs all year around by supplementing their diet leaving them meaty flavoured dog or cat meat or biscuits and a saucer of water.
Do not give milk, mealworms, sunflower seeds or peanuts.
Please also help by recording your Hedgehog sightings on the Hedgehog Street and Hedgehog map at: www.britishhedgehogs.org.uk