Can you support a Cheddar animal charity?

PUBLISHED: 15:00 16 June 2017

A baby hedgehog which was brought into Prickles. Picture: Jules Bishop

A baby hedgehog which was brought into Prickles. Picture: Jules Bishop

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A Cheddar animal charity is appealing for people to help it during its busiest time of the year.

Prickles Hedgehog Rescue, in the Wessex Business Centre, has been inundated with baby hogs and their mothers as mating season arrives.

The charity’s founder, Jules Bishop, has encouraged people to donate to the charity to help it purchase a scanner.

She told the Mercury: “The scanner is important as it will tell us whether a female hedgehog is pregnant when she arrives.

“We would be able to monitor them closely, put them into a nesting box and would not release them back to the wild as we can keep them safe as a family at Prickles.

“It also means the females would not need to travel to the vet to have the scans done.”

The scanner will cost up to £2,000 excluding maintenance costs.

To find out more about the charity or to make a donation, click here.


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