MP: Wirral Hedgehogs Need You
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09 Oct 2017
Wirral West MP Margaret Greenwood has joined forces with The Hog
Centre in Hoylake in a bid to help keep the borough’s hedgehogs safe and well.
Ms Greenwood visited the Centre, run by Wirral Animal Sanctuary
Hedgehog Rescue, to speak to volunteers and hear about the work that goes on
The Centre takes in sick and injured hedgehogs, caring for them
and providing medical treatment to bring them back to full health, before
releasing them back into the wild. It is looking for more local people to get
Wirral residents can help in three ways:
If you are over 16, you can volunteer at the Hog Centre. There are also opportunities to help with hedgehog transport, hedgehog release and fundraising
You can donate supplies such as cat/kitten/hedgehog food and biscuits, old newspapers, kitchen roll and disposable gloves
You can donate cash to the Centre to help with the cost of medication and equipment
Ms Greenwood said:
“This is a fantastic facility, and there is so much good work
that goes on here. The volunteers do a great job and are very dedicated in
their work looking after injured hedgehogs and nursing them back to health.
“I would urge anyone who is interested in volunteering, or anyone
who thinks they might be able to help in any other way, to get in touch.
“The Centre also has numerous displays containing information
about hedgehogs and what to do if you come across one in your garden or near
where you live, so do pop in or get in touch if you are curious.”
Centre Manager Erika France said: “We completely depend on the
support of volunteers and kind donations from the local community, so please
come and help us.
“No prior experience is necessary. You could volunteer for a
weekly session, or it could be an ideal placement for students taking a related
“We are currently looking after 52 hedgehogs, and we have had just
under 200 through the door since we opened in January this year.”
The Hog Centre can be contacted on 07539 524 755, or via firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can also find them on facebook by searching for Wirral Animal
Sanctuary Hedgehog Rescue.