Saturday, January 16, 2010
Friday, January 15, 2010
Can anyone with use of a large car help us for a day? Date and time to be arranged.
If you might be able to help with this, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 01223 212 644
Thursday, January 14, 2010
Tuesday, January 12, 2010
Total number of animals rehomed: 253
Veterinary Treatment of Owned Animals
(i.e. where the owner could not afford the cost of treatment at a private vet)
Veterinary Treatment of Unowned Animals
Six feral cats were tested for FIV/FeLV, neutered and released.
Sunday, January 10, 2010
It is possible to give such hedgehogs a better chance of survival by bringing them under cover and offering them suitable food: any meat-based pet food will do. Ideally they should be somewhere reasonably warm, but a well-insulated garden shed with dry leaves, straw or shredded paper to nest in will do for adult hedgehogs. Because they are mammals (like us) hedgehogs do not normally need a source of external heat to make it possible for them to eat (unlike reptiles who must be kept at an appropriate temperature). However, if they have got really chilled they need gentle warmth until they are eating and moving vigorously.
Pygmy hedgehogs, the species normally kept as pets, originally come from Africa and are unable to hibernate or cope with the cold and they must be kept at room temperature.