We are now registered with the Jersey Charity Commissioner - Registered Charity No 4
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Account No 71401602 Code 40-25-33
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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! 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 450g 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
The flyers also contain advice about what to do if you discover a nest of Mum and babes while you are working
We are working with other environmental organisations in the island to try to change public attitudes to the Branchage and hedge and field margin management, so that vegetation will not be cut down to the ground, but left to a height of at least 6" (15cm) or 1 foot (30cm) for hedgehogs and that the inner margins of fields and hedges are not cut back in the summer when the roadsides have to be cut, but the work is carried out during the winter, when birds are not nesting, nuts and berries are not on the trees and hedgehogs should be safely tucked away in their nests. Please see our page on Branchage/Habitat
The Discussion paper written by Chris Perkins and his team has been sent to the Minister for the Environment and to the Comite des Connetables, we await their replies early in the new year, and will keep you posted. The Discussion Paper is on this website.
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 was a busy November as usual with lots of small hogs being found, but then admissions tailed off in December. We can only hope they were OK in the wild because of the mild autumn, or it may be that not as many as normal were born in the autumn. Most of our later admissions were suffering from a very high parasite burden.
ADMISSIONS FOR THE LAST QUARTER:
OCTOBER ADMISSIONS 58 DEATHS 17 RELEASES 26
NOVEMBER ADMISSIONS 100 DEATHS 30 RELEASES 15
DECEMBER ADMISSIONS 34 DEATHS 39 RELEASES 15
Thanks to Monique, Pam, Louisa, Hannah, Monya, Anne, Stine, Emily and new volunteers Linsay and Hannah B for all their help. Thanks to Brian at the JSPCA for loads of newspapers.
Tag returns: A tagged female from 2016 who had just been re-released after some time in care was found again in a bad way and taken to New Era Vets where she was put to sleep. A hog from last winter returned for care from her release garden, she has done well.
Good rescues: 3 hedgehogs were rescued from a trench which had been dug in a field to lay electricity cables, the finders spent a lot of time and energy constructing ramps at either end so that no more hogs would get trapped and as the field is owned by another member, the work was soon completed once he had been advised of the problem. Another lucky hog was rescued from a cattle grid in Queens Valley.
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 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 450g.
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.
NEW DRAFT WILDLIFE LAW We are hoping that hedgehogs will be accorded the same degree of protection as red squirrels and be included in Schedule 4 of the new law so that their nests and resting places will be protected to give our strimmer awareness message “to check before your chop” some legal backing.
PRIVACY STATEMENT: New data protection regulations are in force now. We will need your permission to hold your contact details which are only used either to send you our newsletter, or to arrange for a hedgehog release if you have offered your garden as a release site or to ask you to volunteer if you have offered some help. If you have sent (or are about to send) us a membership renewal slip that will count as permission granted. We do not do any marketing and your personal information is kept securely and will never be shared with anyone else.
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 feeding boxes at White Lodge Please ring Dru to arrange a time to come and have a look and buy one! 01534 734340. Nest boxes are available from the Environment Dept at Howard Davis Farm free of charge.
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: 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:
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 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.