Hedgehog Helpline offers practical advice and help across the Rhondda Cynon Taf, Merthyr, Blaenau Gwent, Caerphilly, Vale of Glamorgan, 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.

Hedgehog Helpline began in 1988 and became a registered charity in 1995. 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. However, all our advice is aimed at the European Hedgehog (Erinaceus europaeus) in the UK.

Hedgehog Helpline is currently coordinated by our chair person Kirsten.  Kirsten has been a hedgehog carer for the last six years and over that time has personally taken in over 300 hedgehogs.  Kirsten has previous experience of volunteer management in her professional life, and gives her time for free to support the work of Hedgehog Helpline.  Asked to describe her role in a single sentence, she said, “Without the fantastic and dedicated work of all of the volunteers in Hedgehog Helpline, this unique icon of British wildlife would decline at an even more catastrophic rate in South East Wales.”

Find out more about Hedgehog Helpline here: Hedgehog Helpline

Please pick up the phone if you have found a hedgehog that may need attention.   07557 646773

Found a sick, injured or hedgehog out during the day? – See our Emergency Care page. Please do not email or send Facebook messages about hedgehogs that need us. We run on volunteers who have jobs and families, and the mail and social media is not manned 24/7.

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Links to other useful sites:

British Hedgehog Preservation Society

Vale Wildlife and Rehabilitation Hospital

Hedgehog Bottom, Berkshire’s Hedgehog Hospital

West Wales Hedgehog Rescue (Lampeter)

Help a Hedgehog Hospital (Gloucestershire)

Wild Hogs Hedgehog Rescue (Gloucestershire)

Gower Bird Hospital (takes hedgehogs)


http://www.hedgehog-rescue.org.uk/calendar/index.php (Berkshire)

http://branstonanimalrescue.org/ (Burton upon Trent, The Midlands)

http://www.newmiltonhedgehogrescue.com (Hampshire)

www.wildlifeaid.org.uk (Leatherhead)