We are thrilled to announce the fantastic news that you have got behind our wildlife hospital appeal and raised £500 for Chapel Allerton Hedgehog Rescue; a small not for profit wildlife hospital in West Yorkshire managed by Sara Paul. Across a handful of years, and making a big impression for Hedgehog conservation, Sara has been rescuing sick and injured native Hedgehogs (Erinaceus europaeus) and rehabilitating them back to the wild. Working with the finders Sara also finds the location where they were found and as long as it is safe to do so will return them there.
Sara contacted us in March with an appeal for a life saving incubator as the Covid-10 pandemic had impacted Sara's ability to fundraise for a life saving incubator. We could hear Sara health checking and cleaning her Hedgehogs as we spoke about her appeal. She was busy tending to the care of some very poorly Hedgehogs including Timothy an adult Hedgehog who was rehabilitating after an amputation.
Incubators are the best place for weak and fragile baby animals to heal, hide and grow - especially for tiny babies who aren’t yet old enough to retain their own heat. The incubators provide a warm, clean, quiet, safe and reliable haven for orphaned baby animals. Many young animals need extra help to survive in those early days and a safe, secure, controlled environment gives them the best chance to recover and thrive.
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. Without intervention they could be harmed irrecoverably!
With your support and generosity we asked for your contribution to provide an incubator for Sara and you have done it! Thank you! This life saving incubator will ensure that she continues to save the lives of dozens and dozens of Hedgehogs at Chapel Allerton Hedgehog Rescue.
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