Hedgehog Care Rescue Sanctuary In Memory Ruth

Ruth

Lincolnshire's famous little hedgehog hospital

Elaine started Hedgehog Care in 1980
Apart from her pension, Elaine relies entirely on donations
It costs around 40p per day to feed a hedgehog
There can be up to 200+ hedgehogs to feed a day
Elaine spends about £300 a month on vet bills
Hedgehogs are now an endangered species
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Ruth came in to the hospital with her jaw hanging down and fractured in five places.

The vet thought she was beyond repair but was persuaded to have the jaw wired up.  She was fed liquidised food and despite her disability she fought for recovery.  She ended up with loose teeth at the front and although she was unable to eat everything she never lost her appetite and became a ‘celebrity’ to delight visitors.

She lived at the sanctuary for a further five years.

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We Can No Longer Accept Visitors

As of April 2021 Hedgehog Care is no longer a visitors attraction so please do not call by.

With old age, family illness and Covid threat, we are always open for Hedgehog patients and casualties but sadly no longer for showing visitors round.

Hoping you will understand and continue support.
Love Elaine and Hedgehogs.

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