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World Hedgehog Day
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World Hedgehog Day

It’s February 2nd, and that means it’s World Hedgehog Day! We thought we would share with you some of the microscopy techniques that we use to diagnose the conditions that the hedgehogs are suffering with. When hedgehogs come into our care, one of the first things that we do is test a fecal sample in...

Roe Deer Release
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Roe Deer Release

This beautiful female roe deer came into us from the RSPCA after being hit by a car. On arrival, she was only able to walk short distances before collapsing, and had a wound to her eye. She was kept in a small area to allow her to rest for a few days, during which time...

Swan Release
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Swan Release

It has been a busy couple of weeks at the Leicestershire Wildlife Hospital with a range of new admissions, but also saying farewell to some of our patients. We have recently released 6 swans that came into our care for various reasons and have been with us for differing periods of time. Some of these...

Thank you!!
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Thank you!!

We would like to say a massive thank you to all donations that we have received through our amazon wishlist, Welland valley feeds and from Butchers Pet Food. The hedgehog food is going down a treat with all of the hogs in our care, allowing them to gain some vital weight through the winter months...

Gruesome Gapeworms
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Gruesome Gapeworms

An emaciated tawny owl came into our care recently after being found at the roadside looking unwell. After a check-over by our team, we found the cause to be gapeworms. Gapeworms (Syngamus trachea), are a parasitic nematode that can lead to complete obstruction of the windpipe, then leading to suffocation. Gapeworms typically live in earthworms,...

Road Traffic Accident: Badger
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Road Traffic Accident: Badger

On Friday 16th October, the RSPCA brought to us a badger that had been involved in a road traffic accident. The badger was in a critical state, very weak and was unable to stand. We treated her with round-the-clock care, fluids and pain relief Rather miraculously, after a couple of days she began to lift...

Help us Care for our Hedgehogs!
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Help us Care for our Hedgehogs!

It is getting to that time of year again when we are starting to get a lot busier with hedgehogs that are too small to survive hibernation. During these winter months we go through hundreds of tins of meaty loaf dog/cat food, specialist milk formula for the late hoglets that are born and critical care...

Heron Release
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Heron Release

On the 2nd October a heron was admitted into our care by Vets4Pets in Corby. A member of the public had found the heron by the roadside with wire tightly bound around its’ beak disabling it from being able to eat. V4P removed the wire and then brought the heron into us as he was...

COVID-19 Update
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COVID-19 Update

Hi all. Due to coronavirus, the way we are taking in new wildlife admissions has changed. Below are the steps we are asking you to take in order to keep everybody safe. Please contact the animal care team on 07951285366 in order to get advice about a wild animal and/or to book a time slot...

Invasive Species
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Invasive Species

Unfortunately due to the Invasive Alien Species (Enforcement and Permitting) Order 2019 – regarding non-native animals; it is now an offence for us as a centre to treat and care for these animals. In particular for us, this means we will no longer take in grey squirrels, muntjac deer and Canada geese. If one is admitted...