Hedgehog Haven Rescue Centre

Hedgehog Haven Rescue Centre

Charity information

Hedgehog Haven Rescue Centre

We are a hedgehog rescue & rehabilitation with centres in Colchester and Frinton areas. Run by a small, dedicated team of wildlife lovers working on a completely voluntary basis out of our own homes.

Founded 2007

  • Mission statement

    Hedgehog Haven Essex is a hedgehog rescue and rehabilitation centre covering the Colchester and Frinton areas.

    The centre is run by a small but dedicated team of wildlife lovers working on a completely voluntary basis out of our own homes.

    We offer help and advice to people and sanctuary to sick and injured hedgehogs, many of which require Veterinary treatment, surgery or medication.

    Hedgehog Haven was established in 2007 by three friends who have shared an interest in British wildlife for many years. We learnt of the plight of hedgehogs and their struggle to survive and decided to set up a small rescue centre in order to give them the best possible chance in life.

    We provide a rescue and rehabilitation service, funding veterinary treatment, surgery and medication where needed. We also take in underweight autumn juveniles who would be unlikely to survive hibernation. These hedgehogs are then released back into the wild the following Spring.

    We also offer people a point of contact for help, information, advice & assistance. We aim to inform as many people as possible to the needs of hedgehogs and how they can help.

    It's claimed that hedgehogs could become extinct in the UK by 2025 if their current rate of decline continues.

    They are an endangered species and included in the bio diversity action plan. There are several reasons for their decline, but together we can help this mammal survive the 21st century.

    Hedgehog Haven receive no funding and rely solely on donations

  • Aims

    Hedgehog Haven Rescue Centre aims to:

    • To rescue, repair and rehabilitate sick, injured and orphaned hedgehogs
    • To re-release hedgehogs back into safe environments/wild once they are nursed back to health and have reached a good weight.
    • To raise awareness of the decline of hedgehogs and the dangers they face in society by giving talks to all age groups and all types of groups such Gardening and WI and schools.
  • Overview

    Established: January 2007

    Registered Charity Number: 1138493

    Board members: 3

    Full time staff: 2

    Volunteers: 6

    Phone number: 07709767511

    Address: We cover the Frinton-on-Sea, Colchester and surrounding areas in Essex CO13 9PA

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