It is with deep sorrow that Shepperton Hedgehog Sanctuary has closed down, and will no longer be taking in hedgehogs.
The volume of hedgehogs in need is rising every year with the problems they are facing, including being attacked or road traffic accidents, and it has become too much for me to continue. I have been taking in poorly ones from an ever-widening area as there are no other rescues to help. If you feel you could give your time to doing this, please contact Vale Wildlife hospital who run a training course to teach you the skills you will need.
I would like to thank my volunteers who gave up their time to help, pre-pandemic, and to all of you, who have kept me going with your donations. Our carpenter Mike, who makes our hedgehog houses, printer Mike who kept me supplied with paperwork and Chris for his help with the web site. Lastly, our vets at Sherwood Vets who are so kind and caring in helping the hedgehogs when they themselves have been so busy.
I will post again with more information of who to contact to help.
Thank you for all your support,
Shepperton Hedgehog Sanctuary is a small self-funded hedgehog rescue on the Surrey/Middlesex borders.
With your support we hope to care for and rehabilitate hedgehogs and educate people on their importance.
Hedgehogs are a valuable part of British wildlife but numbers are in serious decline in the UK. Click to find out more about role hedgehogs play in the environment and their seasonal activity.
By making our gardens hedgehog-friendly we can support local hedgehog populations. Click to read about this, and more ways you can help the species.
There are lots of myths about what foods we should and shouldn't leave out for hedgehogs. For a concise list of dos and don'ts, click on the link above.
More information on the areas discussed in this website, as well as support for starting up a hedgehog sanctuary of your own, can be found on the Vale Wildlife Hospital website. Click the link above to visit.