Scottish SPCA Need Food For Hungry Hoglets!

The Scottish SPCA is appealing to wildlife lovers to help feed the hungry hoglets in the care of its National Wildlife Rescue Centre.

We are currently caring for between 80 and 90 hoglets. Hedgehogs give birth twice over the warmer months, first around June and again around September time.

We are asking for Royal Canin Starter Mousse which provides essential nutrition while the young hedgehogs are rehabilitated at our wildlife hospital.

Hoglet being syringe fed
April Sorley, assistant manager, said: “Generally hedgehogs produce young twice a year but we are seeing this go on longer due to the changes in weather.
“Many of these little hoglets need to be hand-reared so will need to be fed every three to four hours.
“Most of the hoglets will stay with us for around two months until they have grown and gained weight. Then they should be ready to be returned to the wild where they belong.  
“The Royal Canin Starter Mousse is great for the wee hogs and it keeps their tummies full and gives them the nutrients they need to grow nice and strong.
“At this time of year we are urging people to take extra care when tidying up their gardens. Many hedgehogs come to us injured by garden equipment or a nest of hoglets can be uncovered.
“If anyone does accidentally injure a hedgehog, or find a hoglet, then they should contact our animal helpline on 03000 999 999 for advice.”

Donations can be handed in to the centre located at Fishcross, FK10 3AN. People can also donate through the Amazon wishlist here or any other retailer offering delivery.

If anyone is concerned about an animal, please do not hesitate to contact our confidential animal helpline on 03000 999 999. We need your support today. From as little as £1, you can save lives. Please support the Scottish SPCA today.

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