We see many animals throughout the year but by far the most we get is the hedgehog.
Currently we have 145 hedgehogs that we clean and feed every day, with some needing intensive care. This is a job that couldn’t be done without the help of our volunteers.
Whilst these prickly little animals come in all year round, towards the end of each year we get many hedgehogs that are simply too small to hibernate so come to us for the winter.
With spring fast approaching we will be able to release our inmates back into their natural environment so they can live out their natural lives.
Dog/cat food and cat biscuits make up their diet while they are with us so this kind of donation is always welcome.
Every year the snow brings with it many animals that need help and the snow we had a few weeks ago was no exception. We were amazed to get a call out to an albino badger, which are exceptionally rare and an animal that we’ve never seen before at the hospital.
We believe he’d been hit by a car but he also had puncture wounds on his face and shoulder which had caused septicaemia.
Back at the hospital we tried to keep him going with anti-biotic and regular fluid injections but sadly, after four days, he died.
When badgers fight they are very aggressive and normally tear at the rump and neck. The wounds on our albino badger we not contestant of this as they were neat puncture wounds. We will never be certain as to what happened to him but what we do know is that he was 4-5 years old and probably had offspring so hopefully there are some more of these rare animals out there.
Don’t miss the 2013 The Wiltshire Wildlife Hospital Summer Fair! Dates TBC.
We have a host of exciting events so join us for a day of fun and entertainment for the whole family.
Watch live performances in the arena, look around the stalls, play fun games including, archery, target shooting, wellie wanging! Or relax and enjoy our barbecue with a cup of tea and some cake!
You’ll find us at Newton Tony Village Hall and playing field