For over 25 years Hessilhead has cared for Scotland's injured and orphaned wildlife, aiming to rescue, treat, rehabilitate and release birds and animals back to the wild



5th December 2015

We have 80 hedgehogs in care at Hessilhead. Most of them are underweight autumn juvenile hedgehogs, but a few are a good weight now and could be released if we find the right sites. These hedgehogs must go into Hedgehog houses filled with dry bedding, as it would be impossible for hedgehogs that were released without shelter to find a suitable nest site and enough dry grass and leaves to build a nest. If you have an empty hedgehog house in a suitable garden, and would like to help, please contact us on 01505 5o2415, or
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The weather this week is delaying several releases. We have 3 barn owls ready to go, waiting for calm, dry nights.
P1080858 - Copy (2) - CopyA young roe buck is to be released despite the weather. There is plenty of shelter in the woods around Hessilhead, and he is getting restless and impatient in the shed.DSC_1462 - Copy

Remember that you can Sponsor-a-patient as a Chrsitmas Gift. This costs £25, and the photo and report can be sent to you, or to the recipient, with a gift card. Ray and Squeaky , below, are on the list of Hessilhead patients that can be sponsored.

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