OUR MISSION

The Northumbrian Hedgehog Rescue Trust’s mission is to rescue, rehabilitate and care for injured and sick hedgehogs with the ultimate aim being to reintroduce healthy hedgehogs back into the wild, or appropriate protected sites. We also seek to educate the general public in methods of treatment, nursing and conservation of hedgehogs so that these fabulous creatures will be around for the next generation and beyond.

We're open 7 days a week, 365 days per year to care for sick, injured or abandoned hedgehogs.

Opening hours:  9.00am - 12.00 noon daily

Phone number:  01665 570911

 Please telephone first to ensure someone is available to admit the patient.

During busy periods we may not be able to answer the phone immediately.   If we don’t please leave a brief message, with a landline number if possible, and we will return your call as soon as we can.

We are NOT open to the public except for admissions as this would be too stressful for the hedgehogs.  The health and welfare of the animals is always our priority.


In the UK, since the 1950s we have lost over 95% of our hedgehogs! Estimates now show there are less than 1 million resident.
— David Wembridge, People's Trust for Endangered Species