Little Irchester charity set to release hedgehogs back into the wild

Animals In Need is preparing to return 145 hedgehogs to their natural habitat

By Stephanie Weaver
Thursday, 25th March 2021, 12:42 pm
Updated Thursday, 25th March 2021, 12:44 pm

Animals In Need has been caring for dozens of hedgehogs over the winter months, but it is now time to release them safely back into the wild.

The charity's volunteers have been looking after 145 hedgehogs over the winter, including some which were too small to survive hibernation while others were injured and needed rehabilitating.

Annie Marriott from the charity based at Pine Tree Farm in Little Irchester said: "It’s that time of year already.

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Animals In Need is preparing to release 145 hedgehogs back into the wild

"If you handed an Autumn juvenile hedgehog or two in to our wildlife crew at Animals In Need last year, please message us with your phone number so they can arrange release with you."

To get in touch send an email to [email protected]

For more information about Animals In Need, click here.

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