I was overwheled by my findings. Vicky is working around the clock nursing fully grown hegehogs and hoglets (babies) preparing them to return to the wild.
Her entire home has become a safe haven for sick and injured hedgehogs plus abandoned litters of hoglets. Vicky is disabled, relying on crutches to walk, yet despite this her commitment to wildlife, remains her entire focus. Vicky has saved thousands of hogs that now live freely in the wild – having been raised or rescued by Vicky. Often people bring hogs to Vicky, as a result of finding them in their garden, needing medical attention.
It is Vicky’s dream to teach and mentor others to take care of sick hedgehogs and understand how a little effort such a long way in maintaining a better lifestyle for them. Hedgehogs ‘currently’ are not a protected species. They often die as a result of nesting under bonfires. They feel the cold and seek out warm places, for instance beneath sheds and log piles.
Information below, taken from Oggles Facebook Page:-
Oggles Hedgehog Rescue and Rehabilitation Centre is a not-for-profit rescue centre based in Dewsbury, West Yorkshire. We provide a rescue, treatment and rehabilitation service for orphaned, sick and injured hedgehogs 24 hours a day – 7 days a week.
Oggles was founded in October 2010 by Vicky Greenwood who has rescued, treated, rehabilitated and released hundreds of hedgehogs since it opened. Oggles are totally self-funding and are committed to provide the nutrition, care, veterinary treatment and medication needed to treat and rehabilitate sick, injured and orphaned hedgehogs.
HOW YOU CAN HELP THE HOGGIES! – If you find a hedgehog out in the daytime or have a sick, orphaned or injured hedgehog please call Vicky on 07954 138853.
The rescue depends on donations from our friends and supporters to ensure that we can continue to collect, treat and rehabilitate sick, injured and orphaned Hedgehogs.