Pins & Needles Hedgehog Rescue & Rehabilitation
At Vine Tree Vets we have set up the pins and needles rescue where our team of vets and nurses are dedicated to the care and rehabilitation of Hedgehogs.
Our Policy is to ensure all hedgehogs brought into our care are treated by the vets and nurses ensuring they become well enough to be released back into their own wild environment.
Each Hedgehog is monitored and treated as required until it is able to move onto one of our dedicated foster carers before eventually being released back to the wild.
Hedgehogs are easily stressed and suffer from shock, so only the minimum amount of contact is given, allowing the hedgehogs to be have the best chance of survival when released into their own environment.
It is our strong ethical standing that if we feel, following examination that a return to the wild is unlikely to be achieved, the hedgehog would be euthanized on welfare grounds.
A hedgehog who is out during the day is most likely to be unwell and may need medical attention. With as little contact as possible the hedgehog should be placed into a box. This will avoid the hedgehog from becoming shocked. If possible the hedgehog should be covered...read more
If the hedgehog you have found presents no obvious injuries or illness we ask that you Do NOT TOUCH it. Please monitor it from a distance, keep an eye on it and if you are still concerned in the morning please bring it along to the practice in towel and an open box...read more