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Wildlife hospital appeals for food for over 100 hedgehogs

Hoglet being bottle fed

We are appealing to animal lovers to donate food for the hedgehogs currently in the care of our National Wildlife Rescue Centre, in Fishcross.

The wildlife hospital is in desperate need of wet cat food for hedgehogs and hoglets. The cat food must be non-fish based.

Food can be purchased from the centre’s Amazon wish list or via any other online retailer offering direct delivery to the centre.

Centre assistant manager, April Dodds, said, “At the moment, we are running very low on wet cat food which we use to feed the hedgehogs.

“We are currently caring for over 100 hedgehogs and are now starting to get this year’s second brood of youngsters so there are plenty of hungry mouths to feed.

“Hedgehogs usually come in to our care at this time of year because they are underweight Our smallest hedgehog weighs just 116 grams.

“Many hedgehogs don’t reach a healthy weight to be able to survive hibernation and they then find themselves in our care.

“We feed them cat food to help them bulk up until they’re big enough to be released.

“We’d be so grateful for any donations that people can spare, and we know our hedgehogs will be too!”

Food items can be donated via the centre’s Amazon wish list here: or sent from another online retailer that can deliver. Items can also be handed in daily between 1pm and 4pm to the reception at the Scottish SPCA National Wildlife Rescue Centre, Fishcross, Clackmannanshire, FK10 3AN.




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