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Metaldehyde Slug pellets are now officially banned in the UK!

Good News! Metaldehyde Slug pellets can no longer be sold or used in the UK, as of Friday 1st April, because they mainly contain a pesticide called Metaldehyde which poses an unacceptable risk to birds, dogs, and wildlife such as hedgehogs. We know slugs munching on your prize-winning lettuces can be irritating but slugs and snails play a hugely important role in maintaining a healthy ecosystem! In March 2022 the RHS announces that they will no longer be classing slugs and snails as pests saying “The RHS is all too aware of the role that gardens have in supporting biodiversity
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A day in the life of the Hedgehog Room, by Dot Walton

When I enter the Hedgehog Room, I start first at the heated bank, as the most poorly animals are here. I look at each Hedgehog’s admittance card, which has all the information on the patient since its admittance telling me what is wrong with it and what medication has been prescribed by the vet. I will then weigh the Hedgehog and check this against its card, to see if it is putting on or losing weight. Also daily, the students on cleaning the cages will note how much each hedgehog has eaten and how much water it has drunk. Then
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BBC The One Show

We were delighted to have a team from BBC The One Show, along with presenter & zoologist Hannah Stitfall, here with us for a day filming our work with hedgehogs. You can watch the episode on BBC iPlayer by clicking the link below. https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m0013dsl/the-one-show-12012022 Thank you to all at the One Show for featuring us!
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Hedgehog Included on First Red List for British Mammals

We were disheartened to learn that the hedgehog has been included in the first red list for British mammals. It is important that we do what we can to help the declining population, so we thought this would be a good opportunity to share with you some ways we can all help hedgehogs, especially in our gardens. Gardens are a popular habitat for our native hedgehogs but sadly, many modern gardens are not very hedgehog friendly. It is so important to remove hazards that can cause harm to our prickly visitors. Pesticides like slug pellets, barbed wire, netting, bonfires, some
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Covid-19

Due to the ongoing situation with Covid-19 we are doing all we can to ensure we can still be here for wildlife in need. We are still open 24 hours a day to take in animals. To keep our staff and the general public safe, we are still asking everyone to wait at the front doors and ring the doorbell for attention. One of our team will then come to collect the animal and take some details at the doors to reduce the numbers of people coming into the hospital. There is no need to call or email ahead, you
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Grey Squirrels

Due to the recent changes in the law we are no longer legally allowed to release rehabilitated grey squirrel. For more information on this please click here. This awful ruling has of course put wildlife rehabilitators, vets and members of the public in an incredibly difficult situation – we all want to do the best we can to help wildlife in need. To ensure we can provide those squirrels who desperately need life-saving care with the help they need we are working under strict guidelines on what we can do to help. PLEASE NOTE: We can no longer take in
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Muntjac Deer

Due to the recent changes in the law we are no longer legally allowed to release rehabilitated muntjac deer. For more information on this please click here. This awful ruling has of course put wildlife rehabilitators, vets and members of the public in an incredibly difficult situation – we all want to do the best we can to help wildlife in need. To ensure we can provide those muntjac deer who desperately need life-saving care with the help they need we are working under strict guidelines on what we can do to help. PLEASE NOTE: We can no longer take
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