What to do if you see a hedgehog in need of help?

Place the hedgehog in a high sided box lined with newspaper. Place a hot water bottle inside to provide heat but leave enough room for the hedgehog to move off if it gets too warm. Cover the hedgehog with an old towel or cloth and place a small dish of water in the box and if possible a dish of meat based cat or dog food. Please note: Milk and bread make hedgehogs very poorly.

For local carers call:

Stratford on Avon (Claverdon) – Linda Clements 01926 843 043

Stratford on Avon – Helen Barboutis 07807 848 516

Stratford on Avon – Gemma smith 07840 541 063

Snitterfield – Zoe Parton 07483 214 281

Wilmcote – Elizabeth Lyne 07825 823 674

Warwick – Clare Watson 01926 493 026

Harbury – Nicky Thomas 07958 470 617 –

Harbury – Christina Sherman 01926 612277

Newbold On Avon – Lynda Harris 07757361461

Wellesbourne – Jane Savage 01789 841286 / 07780 950 126 

Please note that we work from our homes and not a rescue centre.
Only ring between 9.30am & 9.30pm.
An exception would be if the Hedgehog is injured and may need to be “put to sleep” then contact us as soon as possible. Please be mindful that we are volunteers!

Please note: Although we usually return a hedgehog to the finder – if the trustees feel that the place of release is not very suitable ie. Major roads, then we will release the hedgehog in a safer environment.

For other areas call the Hedgehog Preservation Society on 01584 890 801
They have a list of rehabilitators/rescue centres.


Donations are always welcome as medication costs are rising.