Building a Lucky Hedgehog Hospital -You've done it!

Lucky Hedgehog Rescue opened in Grimstone, East Yorkshire on 1st August 2019, having relocated from Kent, with founder Lucy Felgate-Baumberg.

The rescue centre's  purpose is to be actively rescuing not only native Hedgehogs (Erinaceus europaeus) that are sick, injured or orphaned and overwinter Autumn juveniles until Spring, but also focuses upon saving disabled Hedgehogs which would otherwise be euthanased.  

Sharing her home with over 70 injured and orphaned Hedgehogs there is a lot to be said about sharing a meal with a prickly friend or two. Time to expand build a new hospital and Lucy will be one step closer after receiving £500 from WildAid to help the Hedgehogs in her care. 

Lucy initially contacted us to ask for help in supporting her ambitious plans to create a new Hedgehog hospital:  Four new external units, a microscopy room and the renovation of an outhouse into a critical ward.  This would provide the very 'bones' of a new centre capable of admitting hundreds of sick and injured Hedgehogs each year. 

The European Hedgehog is our native Hedgehog. Once a common sighting in the countryside, the Hedgehog population has steadily been retreating due to factors such as loss of habitat and loss of food sources.  The Hedgehog population is now officially classified as vulnerable to extinction. Lost forever! 

The passion to care for these animals - to see their populations thrive again - we applaud that Lucy chooses to share her life with these precious animals and we ought to continue supporting her to help conserve them. 

Here at WildAid we want to thank everyone who has supported our fundraiser! You are magnificent.  We want to thank our volunteers and supporters fundraising and who have been out in all weathers. You are stalwart supporters for our cause. Happy New Year! 

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