Hedgehog Rescue Dublin

 

Hedgehog rescue Dublin

Registered charity (20153830) dedicated to rescuing sickly, orphaned and/or injured hedgehogs in the Leinster area. If you find a hedgehog out and about during the day chances are it needs some help as they are naturally nocturnal animals.
Hedgehog rescue Dublin
Hedgehog rescue Dublin
Wee Lucy, the scrawnyist little bag of bones ever but oh what a fighter❤️❤️❤️
🦔 🦔 🦔 🦔 🦔 🦔 🦔 🦔 🦔 🦔

Yes that's a Q tip by the way 🙈🙈🙈
Hedgehog rescue Dublin
Hedgehog rescue Dublin
What a lovely project for the kids ❤️
Hedgehog rescue Dublin
Hedgehog rescue Dublin
Awesome to see folk making the effort to encourage wildlife into their gardens.

Today I visited a lovely gentleman named Bernard who lives in an enclosed garden., an absolutely wildlife haven!

Here you can see he has cut a hole in his wall to entice hedgehogs into his garden. "if you build it they will come"!

Just imagine if everyone was to do this ❤️

Food for thought 🤔🤔
Hedgehog rescue Dublin
Hedgehog rescue Dublin
And another litter😭 can't believe I'm hand rearing in october. World gone mad Ted.
Hedgehog rescue Dublin
Hedgehog rescue Dublin
*Very important post*

With winter on our doorstep it's hard to believe that we are still admitting new born hoglets. This is a first for us. We currently have 4 mammies with 9 babies between them.... Feels like mid summer instead of the cusp of winter.

At any rate, you may have seen a poster circulating on other hedgehog rescue pages Re when and when not to interfere with nature in terms of hedgehog weights...

Please ignore those posts.. Why I hear you ask?

Firstly, UK winters are completely different to ours. We are battered by the cold Atlantic to the west and the wind chill factor in the east. Our weather is different.

I will not leave a 300/400gram hedgehog to die needlessly when they can be brought into a rescue centre for a few weeks to be fattened up and then put back where they were found to hibernate. This idea that 450grams is OK as a hibernation weight is simply ludicrous in my opinion. I'll tell you why. Anyone with a basic background in anatomy will tell you. It's really simple. Fat is either white or brown, the brown being full of the energy producing mitochondria in the cells to give the animal enough energy to be able to hibernate successfully. A hedgehog of 450grams has little to no brown fat, therefore it cannot survive hibernation.

If you are feeding hedgehogs and are concerned one or two are smaller than the rest please try to get a picture with something for scale beside it such as keys or a drinks cans, something I can identify easily. Please pm us the picture here or send us a what's app message on 0868810492.

Please do NOT let "nature takes its course", we have changed the climate. It's our fault. That isn't nature as I see it. The animal comes to us for a few weeks and then goes home with a significantly better chance of making it through hibernation. It's a no brainer in my book.

Many thanks,

Yvonne
Hedgehog rescue Dublin
Hedgehog rescue Dublin
Just a friendly reminder, come and join us online on the 24th and 25th of this month! 🙂
The Veterinary Council of Ireland has accredited the conference with 1 CVE credit.
This event is kindly sponsored by the EPA and Kildare County Council.
Looking forward to meeting you online! 🙂
www.wri.ie/pages/conf-2020.html