Save the Hedgehogs

photo of a hedgehog

Please can you ‘do your bit’ and spread the word in order to help save our hedgehogs – they are now on the endangered species list.


Every year many hedgehogs are seriously injured or killed by cutting machines in the garden.

Please check grass and hedges thoroughly before using mowers, strimmers or hedge cutters. A hedgehog’s natural defence is to roll in a ball rather than run away, but their spines are no match for a strimmer. 


Before throwing away, please break up plastic pots and cups – crush tins – cut up four/six pack rings and rubber bands. Dropped elastic bands can injure and even kill hedgehogs

Hedgehogs can get caught up in carelessly discarded rubbish, please make sure you safely dispose of litter.

For more information on how you can help the hedgehog please contact:

British Hedgehog – Preservation Society 

Hedgehog House, Dhustone, Ludlow, Shropshire SY8 3PL

Tel: 01584 890801 [email protected]