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Hedgehog Helpline was founded in 1988 by Keith Jones and became a registered charity in 1995.

Charity No: 1046156

We are a Charity Led and run by volunteers, without our volunteers who work tirelessly to care for hedgehogs we would not be able to run. 

We take in sick, injured and orphaned hedgehogs with the intention of returning them to the wild once they are fully recovered and able to survive. All of our advice is aimed at the European Hedgehog (Erinaceus europaeus) in the UK.

Hedgehog Helpline is run by Volunteer Trustees and have a network of over 50 volunteer carers across South East Wales. 

Our Chair  Graham Blow is also our specialist vet, Graham has  been with us for over 30 years. 

Graham took over the helm from Keith Jones our founder who retired in 2018. 

Hedgehog Helpline offers practical advice and help across  Rhondda Cynon Taff, Merthyr, Blaenau Gwent, Caerphilly, Vale of Glamorgan, Bridgend,  Monmouthshire, Newport and Cardiff areas.

If you live outside of these areas, please contact the British Hedgehog Preservation Society for information about hedgehog carers in your area or the links at the bottom of this page.

You can find out more about Hedgehog Helpline here:  Hedgehog Helpline

If you find a Hedgehog in need please call or text us, if the Hedgehog requires urgent attention please contact your local vet and ask them to call us. 

07557 646773

Found a sick, injured or hedgehog out during the day? – See our Emergency Care page.