Shockingly, the UK hedgehog population has declined by 96% in the last 60 years, due to habitat loss. So, when we rescue an individual hedgehog, we are not just giving that individual a second chance, but we are also working to safeguard the species.
Every year, the Wildlife Aid Foundation rescues, cares for, and releases hundreds of wild hedgehogs. These rescues are often orphaned hedgehogs, having lost their parents, or adult hedgehogs that have been brought to the centre, sick or injured.
All the hedgehogs will be cared for at our rescue centre until they are strong enough to be released back to the wild.
Our work to rescue and care for hedgehogs would not be possible without the support of the public.
You can adopt a hedgehog and help fund our vital work to ensure wild hedgehogs receive the care, food, and shelter they need.
Not only will you be providing invaluable care and helping countless animals, but you will also receive an exclusive adoption pack.
Included in your adoption pack:
- Species fact sheet
- Personalised certificate
- Glossy photo
- Special 10th anniversary edition of ‘The Owl with the Golden Heart’
- Cuddly toy
We will also send you a six-month update on how your adoption is supporting wildlife.
You can adopt an animal through our online shop.
How your adoption will help
Your purchase will help with the costs of looking after orphaned or injured hedgehogs at the hospital. Our hope is to help rehabilitate injured animals and then release them into the wild.
If you choose a ‘Start Date’ in the future, we will hold your adoption and send it out for that date. If you choose ‘ASAP’, we will send out the pack, straight away. Adoptions are for a period of one year from the date you choose to start.
Please allow up to 7 working days for delivery, or 10 working days during peak season. Please note, all parcels are sent via second class Royal Mail. You can adopt an animal for yourself or for someone else (“Gift Recipient”).
When ordering your adoption, you can choose to have the initial pack sent either to yourself or to the Gift Recipient, but we would like to send the six-month follow-up letter directly to the Gift Recipient, so, please, make sure you include their email address in the Gift Recipient fields.
Please note, we recycle and reuse our packaging materials.
Adopt a Hedgehog
Your adoption will help Wildlife Aid rescue injured or sick hedgehogs and provide them with around the clock care, food and shelter.