Providing a Safe Haven for Wildlife
Hedgehogs, amphibians, invertbrates and other small mammals are beginining to hibernate for the winter.
It is estimated that there are fewer than a million hedgehogs left in the UK, down from an estimated 36 million in the 1950s, with numbers continuing to decline.
With wildlife hospitals continuing to admit injured, orphaned and displaced wildlife each year, their aim is release every one back to the wild.
At this time of year wildlife hospitals are returning wildlife, such as Hedgehogs, back to the wild - however as a result of injuries from strimmers and mowers and disturbance from maintaining gardens some wildlife will stay in hospitals for the winter and others can find it difficult to naturally prepare naturally for hibernation.
The coronavirus crisis has made the work of caring for all wildlife much more difficult, with social distancing measures meaning volunteers having to stay away, funding and commuity work cancelled and vets only seeing emergencies, making it even more of a priority to limit avoidable injuries in these very difficult times.
As a wildlife lover you have an opportunity to help wildlife. To lessen the impact on very strecthed wildlfie hospitals we ask you to get in contact with one close to you. Maybe offer a hedgehog a safe haven for the winter in your garden? Maintinaing long grass, hedges, log piles and scrub will provide Hedgehogs and other wildlie a safe and sheltered natural winter home.
If you find a hedgehog or other animal and are concerned for its welfare we can advise you on what to do.
Please consider making a donation to our cause to support wildlife hospitals during these very difficult times.
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