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We have been running these great volunteer mornings for four years with Howey Hedgehogs who have recently decided to close their doors as a rescue. Whilst we are looking for another partner to continue a similar experience, we have all bookings on hold. If you are interested in booking should we have a new partner, please join our mailing list and we will keep you posted.
Details below are from the experience we have been running, so please note that these may well change, but aim to hold a similarly hands-on helper morning.
See conservation in action by helping sick & injured Hedgehogs at a wildlife rescue. Learn how to care for these lovely creatures so they can be reintroduced to the wild.
This is a hands-on experience for wildlife lovers in a working animal rescue with the founders of Howey Hedgehog Rescue. This fascinating and enjoyable morning involves cleaning, feeding, washing up after, exercising and maybe even bathing the hedgehogs. Learn about medication and correct feeding and also the conservation process of slow careful release back into the wild. At certain times of the year, orphaned hoglets (baby hedgehogs) are admitted and will need first aid treatment and syringe feeding.
The hogs are due to come out of hibernation in April, and we hope to have dates to book from late April to early October. Small groups can request their own special morning. Open dated vouchers make great gifts for nature lovers.
As with all Good Day Out experiences, a good cause benefits from you buying a voucher. In the case of the Hedgehog Helper Morning, a portion of each voucher will go to Howey Hedgehog Rescue.
Howey Hedgehog Rescue is run by Elaine and Nigel Acton who are registered carers and rehabilitators for the British Hedgehog Preservation Society