Lucky Hedgehog Rescue (LHR) opened in Grimston, East Yorkshire on 1st August 2019, having relocated from Kent, with founder Lucy Felgate-Baumberg.
LHR’s purpose is to be actively rescuing not only native British Hedgehogs (Erinaceus europaeus) that are sick, injured or orphaned and overwinter Autumn juveniles until Spring, but also focuses upon saving disabled Hedgehogs which would otherwise be euthanased.
Following protocol, all healthy Hedgehogs are rehabilitated in the wild, returning them to where they were found, if safe to do so, or as near to as is possible in assessed gardens that offer them safe shelter and feeding.
The disabled Hedgehogs are released into LHR’s enclosed sanctuary garden & members of the public’s assessed private enclosed gardens where they can live normal lives and be observed & given regular health checks, shelter & food; hoglets born to them are rehabilitated back into the wild in assessed safe gardens with shelter and backup feeding, thus increasing the diminishing wild population.
“Thanks to the Naturesave Trust, Lucky Hedgehog Rescue will now benefit from the grant, a means to expand their care commencing with the building of an insulated & heated room for the sick, injured, orphaned and juvenile British Hedgehogs coming into rescue” Founder Lucy Felgate-Baumberg
Read more about this hedgehog charity here