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Caring for Jersey's hedgehogs - jerseyhedgehogs@hotmail.co.uk 01534 734340
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Or if you prefer to donate by bank transfer our account is Jersey Hedgehog Preservation Group, HSBC
Account No 71401602 Code 40-25-33
EasyFundraising follow this link and choose us as your good cause and donate every time you shop online! it won't cost you a penny, the retailer you shop from will donate a percentage to us if they are part of the scheme.
https://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/jerseyhedgehogpg/


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If you would like to join our Jersey Wild Hedgehog Forum on Facebook where you can post your own hedgehog stories and photos  please follow this link:
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Facebook fund raising page:  We have a new page on Facebook where we are selling donated items, if you would like to join the group please follow the link: https://www.facebook.com/groups/681328032000415/ We are asking people to collect their items from White Lodge, we won't have time to deliver them to you.  We hope this will raise lots of money for the hogs.


If you shop at the Co-op and would like to donate your divi, our share number is 325001 - thank you!
 


More Knitters wanted!  Several of our regular knitters have had to give up so we need more of you to volunteer to take on the knitting challenge!  Please phone Pam on  01534 481764 if you would like a lesson in how to knit our woolly hogs. The knitting pattern is on the website now!  We have wool and needles, please don't buy any yourself! Knitting pattern

Dru has decided that she will only be available between the hours of 8am and 8pm to take in or release hedgehogs. If you find an injured hog after 8pm in the evening, please ring New Era vets on 07797 711585 and take it to them. You will not be charged for their services. For most of the year uninjured hedgehogs seen after dark should be left to go about their business, the only exceptions are  small autumn juveniles under 550g from November onwards. These should be kept in a box overnight in a warm room with bedding and food and water and brought to Dru in the morning. If you need an out of hours animal ambulance, please phone the JSPCA Animals' Shelter emergency line on 07797 720331.


                                        
STRIMMER AWARENESS CAMPAIGN  See our Strimmer awareness page

We are repeating our Strimmer awareness campaign to try to prevent the usual large number of hedgehogs being killed or injured by strimmers and brush cutters.  We are asking people to check for wildlife before they start work - if the vegetation is very high, to cut to knee height first, then check, then cut lower once they are sure there is nothing there to be hurt.  We are having flyers and stickers for the machines printed.  If you would like some of these please email
jerseyhedgehogs@hotmail.co.uk

The flyers also contain advice about what to do if you discover a nest of Mum and babes while you are working
                                  


                                          
WINTER 2018
A Happy New Year to you all!   Thanks to everyone for bringing the hedgehogs they found to us, and to those who collected hogs for release.  Very many thanks to everyone who brought us food, newspapers, boxes and sacks, please keep these supplies coming. It has been a very busy autumn and winter with lots of small hogs being found, they must have bred late because of the mild autumn.  There was a lot of lungworm which had not been seen all year up to then, so lots of coughing hogs.

HEDGEHOG NEWS
ADMISSIONS FOR THE LAST QUARTER:
OCTOBER        ADMISSIONS      72       DEATHS  35    RELEASES  30
NOVEMBER        ADMISSIONS   102      DEATHS  29    RELEASES  17
DECEMBER        ADMISSIONS    54       DEATHS  21    RELEASES  46


Tag returns:     There have only been 2  returns this quarter. An old girl  returned who had been found on Christmas Eve 2016 and released in January, sadly she did not survive this time round. Another mature female from earlier in the year returned again in the autumn and has now been re-released.

Good rescues:  A kind policeman found a young hog with cord round his neck and took him to New Era vets who kept him overnight and phoned us in the morning, he was unhurt. A man found a baby near a football goal net where an adult, presumably Mum  had been strangled to death.  Another kind man found a hog sleeping in leaves at  the side of the road and rescued him as the road sweeping machine was on its way.  The staff at two children’s nurseries rescued hogs, one was in a drain and the other was in the road. Several people went out of their way to pick up small hogs by going back to where they saw them on their walks. One tiny piglet was found in the road stone cold and with his spine coat “popped off” at the back, he looked dead, but after being warmed up for a bit he came back to life and it was easy to pop the muscle back over his bottom! Another youngster was found with a dead sibling on the concrete floor of an agricultural shed, we thought the second one could be dead too, but there was slight movement and after several hours of being warmed up gradually, he came back to life. A woman phoned to say there was a small hog on the green in Park Estate but she had been visiting and wasn’t there any more, so Fiona was despatched to go and look for the little thing, which she found under some trees! New volunteer, Hilary, was despatched to the Trinity Arms just before Christmas to collect a small hog which had been found in the road nearby, we think he only had water to drink!

THERE IS A HEDGEHOG IN MY GARDEN!
If you see a hedgehog out at night in winter, don’t assume they should all be hibernating, especially during a mild spell. During hibernation they wake up about every 7 -10 days in their nests and may or may not come out to forage and then go back to bed. So if you do see a big hedgehog in your garden at night, a bowl of cat or dog food and some water will be welcome. You can always put some dry cat biscuits under a wooden box with a 5” square hole in one side. So the food will not be wasted if no visitors appear for several nights. Feeding boxes are still available from Dru for a donation.  If you think that the hedgehog is too small to survive the rest of the winter, pick it up with gloves, weigh it on your kitchen scales (using an old ice cream/margarine tub as a scale pan) and give us a ring if it weighs less than 550g.
ANY HEDGEHOG SEEN OUT IN DAYLIGHT, unless its nest has just been disturbed, will be in trouble and will need help. Please put it in a deep box in a warm room with some food and water and ring us as soon as you can. Some injuries are not obvious and if hogs are hurt, they may well come out in the day. Please pick up the hog before you phone us - we have had several people  phone first and then the hog has disappeared by the time they go back to look for it! If you see a hog out in the daylight, please rescue it the first time you see it, don't wait until the next day.
NEWSPAPERS, AND SACKS
Please bring us all the newspapers, 6 bottle wine boxes, paper sacks and bags you can (even take-away bags or paper cat litter bags) to Dru’s garage in Waterworks Valley, or to Monique in St Clement.  We are very grateful to everyone who has been bringing us supplies of papers, boxes and sacks.
HOG BOXES AND FEEDING HOUSES  We have a selection of feeding and nesting boxes at White Lodge ranging in price from £10 to £30. Please ring Dru to arrange a time to come and have a look and buy one! 01534 734340
THANKS FOR GIFTS AND DONATIONS  Thanks to St Peter's Garden Centre for their gifts of  bags of dog and cat food. Many thanks to everyone who has given us gifts of food and other supplies.

SUPPLIES: We will now need newspapers, 6 bottle wine boxes and paper sacks (including take-away bags, cat litter or dog biscuit bags for small hogs) as we must stock up for winter. Paper sacks are proving hard to find as most feedstuffs are being packed in plastic now.  Donations of Pedigree Loaf, Royal Canin Outdoor 30 or James Wellbeloved Turkey adult cat biscuits are also very welcome. We have a wish list on Amazon for some of our regular supplies, called Jersey Hedgehog Group Wish List,  if you would like to donate something please follow this link:
http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/registry/wishlist/22YH32I87D8XY/ref=cm_wl_huc_view 
Many thanks in advance.


OUT OF HOURS EMERGENCIES FOR INJURED HEDGEHOGS BETWEEN 8PM AND 8AM:  New Era Veterinary Hospital, Georgetown - please phone 07797 711585 and take the hedgehog to the hospital. If you are unable to take the casualty to New Era please phone the JSPCA emergency ambulance line: 07797 720331. You will not be charged for JSPCA or veterinary services.   Do put out food and water for them if they are in your garden. If you find them lying out of the nest in the daytime, then please phone Dru on 734340.
Once the weather gets cold (below 5C at night) young hogs need to be big enough to survive the winter, this is usually around 550-600g, so any hedgehog found lying out in the daytime or any small hogs even if found after dark from the end of November onwards should be brought into care. if the hog is unhurt and you are able to look after it overnight if you find it after 8pm, please put it in a deep box with some ripped up newspaper in a warm room and give it some water to drink and some dog or cat food and phone Dru after 8am the next morning.


         

If you find a hedgehog whatever its size, lying out in daylight please pick it up with gloves, put it in a box with some cat or dog food and a dish of water and give us a ring on 734340 if you live in Jersey.  If you are in the UK please phone 01584 890 801  for advice or information on carers in your area, there is a 24 hour answering service.


 


 

 

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