Hamble Hedgehogs Ltd is a small family run Hedgehog Rescue and rehabilitation organisation in Southampton.
At the moment, we are a small rescue, operating out of a spare room in our home. We only have space and resources to take a maximum of 6 sick, injured or underweight Hedgehogs at a time. due to increasing demand for our services and expertise, we desperately need a purpose built hedgehog hospital, or Hoggery, to be able to accomodate more sick, injured or underweight hedgehogs. The hedgehog was voted Britain’s most loved mammal during a public poll in 2016, winning a majority of 35%, in The Royal society of Biology’s public vote. (Hence Hero the Hedgehog at the London 2017 Athletics championships). Hedgehog numbers in Britain have halved since the year 2000 & their numbers continue to decline. If we don’t do enough to help save them, they may become extinct entirely.
Once the funds are raised, work will begin on a purpose built, fully insulated building with internal fixtures suitable for the use of Hedgehog care.
The Hedgehog hospital will then be kitted out with everything needed for hedgehog care, including a critical care incubator. Without public support, this project will not be able to go ahead. Up until now, we have funded all veterinary and care costs ourselves but we are unable to find such a large project without your help.
Crowdfunder have kindly extended our deadline in order to give us more time to raise the funds needed, but the sooner we can raise the target, the better as we need to get underway before breeding season is upon us.
For all those already donated, we Thankyou from the bottom of our hearts.
Thankyou for taking the time to read this, I know it’s long!