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Welcome to Newent Hedgehog Rescue

We are a hedgehog rescue based in the Newent area in Gloucestershire, servicing areas in The Forest of Dean, Ledbury, Ross-on-Wye, Monmouth and more.

How it all began... 

A friend of ours found a hedgehog in a churchyard and they called us. We tried to take the little guy to a rescue which turned out to be closed and so ended up driving 40 minutes to the next one. The fact that local hedgehogs were not being rescued really worried us.

Shortly after that, our daughter brought home another hedgehog which needed rescuing, and that was when we decided to turn our front room into a hospital for hedgehogs. 

The rescue continues to be run from our own home in Newent. We are always incredibly busy, with new hedgehogs coming in all the time. We celebrated the rescue's first birthday on 22nd October 2020. 

Since our beginnings, we have been working closely with Wild Hogs Hedgehog Rescue in Frampton on Severn and Brockworth Hedgehog Rescue as part of the Gloucestershire Hedgehog Network. Together, we aim to cover the whole of Gloucestershire in helping hedgehogs.

Our mission

"To help as many hedgehogs as we can in the local area, with the help of generous local people and our volunteers." 

We hope you find our website useful and want to thank you for doing your bit to look after these beautiful creatures. 

Aaron & Cathie