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Secret World appeals for food for hedgehogs
AN URGENT appeal to help feed a growing army of hungry young hedgehogs to see them safely though the coming winter is being made by Secret World Wildlife Rescue.
There are now more than 30 hedgehogs being looked after at the charity’s base near Highbridge and the number is expected grow as temperatures fall.
Previous years have seen over 100 orphans being cared for during the winter.
Charity founder Pauline Kidner said it had been a particularly bad year for wildlife because of the very cold spring followed by a long hot summer, which has meant many late orphans.
“A lot of hedgehogs have had a second litter but it is now far too late for these babies to grow sufficiently big enough to hibernate, so we’ll be feeding and looking after them over the winter which will be an expensive exercise,” she said.
“We are appealing for donations of tinned cat food and kitten food to help us keep going.”
People can order the food through Secret World’s Amazon wish list or send them a supermarket order.