Andrew's operates one of the best hedgehog wildlife hospitals in the UK and has examined, treated and operated on nearly 6,000 hedgehogs from it's Appleby based premises since it's opening in 2007.
The hospital is almost fully reliant on support from donors within the UK who have been keeping it in operation for over twelve years. The hospital administrator Veronica Tett, and the rest of the staff (all volunteers) are local. Besides improving the level of health care, the hospital also serves as an instructional centre for the care and recouperation of these native creatures.
Select your desired donation here
Accident and Emergency care donation
This package covers the necessary treatments, medications, veterinary costs and surgery of any new hedgehogs that admitted into the hospital with injuries resulting from:
Lacerations from garden strimmers.
Burns from garden fires and bonfires
Bite wounds from pet dogs
Encircling, pressure or snare wounds around limbs or body
Abscesses and pustules common in the hedgehog, particularly between the spines.
Hospital bed intensive care donation
This package covers intensive care treatments, medications, food, and monitoring.
All Hedgehogs admitted into the hospital will spend a minimum one week in intensive care so as to ascertain the progress of healing while the hedgehog grows strong enough to be moved to the general care village where it will remain until it is deemed well enough to be released back into the wild.
Pre-release in care village donation
This package covers after care treatments, food, shelters, and monitoring.
Hedgehogs admitted into the village are fed and cared for in a unique environment that provides little contact with humans. This important stage gives the hedgehog the opportunity to ready itself for release back into the nature whilst still being monitored by hospital staff.
Final release donation
This package covers all costs relating to the safe re-location and releasing of hedgehogs back into the wild.
Here at the hospital, it is the ultimate "Job Well Done" statement that we allendeavour to achieve. However, this does incur transportation costs, wilderness surveys and release agreement fees.
Name a Hog
As new patients are admitted into the hospital, we need to name them for identification. Rather than just give them a number, we like to make it a bit more personalised and give them a name. This donation will entitle you to "Name a Hedgehog" and receive a certificate with our appreciation for your efforts.
Veronica Tett “I am sure that since the Name a Hog Program was so well received in the UK, where support could help specific hedgehogs to get required medication and care before their re-release into the wild, that this new program will provide them a much better chance of survival.”
How does sponsoring work?
There is no limit on donations, but for the sake of orientation we calculated the specific amounts corresponding to the cost of operating particular types of beds in the hospital for a particular amount of time. The funds we collect in this manner will be used to cover medicines for hedgehogs, veterinary costs, food and shelter. These items compose about 60% of the hospital’s total costs and are dependent on support from donations.