Helping the conservation of native hedgehogs in West Midlands and Staffordshire
West Midlands Hedgehog Rescue

If you find a hedgehog that needs help in West Midlands/South Staffs CALL US on 01922 419532 or 07837 409533 between 8am and 8pm (outside of these hours please contact your local 24hr emergency vet) and follow our advice here


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Helping sick, injured and orphaned hedgehogs across the West Midlands and Staffordshire

How You Can Help Us


We always need

donations of:


• Tinned Cat Food

(meat based in jelly,

                          no fish or gravy)

• Clean paper pet bedding &

puppy training pads

• Old Towels/Bedding

• Dried mealworms

• Feeding Syringes

• Single Use Sterile Needles

• Anti-Bacterial Hand Gel


If you would like to donate

via the wish list please note

the delivery address is :

West Midlands Hedgehog Rescue,

47 Leveson Avenue,

Cheslyn Hay,


West Midlands



We also accept monetary

Latest News


Welcome to the West Midlands Hedgehog Rescue

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Our Open Day is back! Due to Covid we haven't been able to hold our annual Open Day - our major fundraiser - since 2019. So we are very much looking forward to the return of our Open Day which will be held on 4th September 2022 (Sunday) between 11am and 4pm. New for this year we have live music. Food will be available and there will be some fantastic stalls, games and of course a tombola with excellent prizes.


The Open Day will be held at Hawkins Sports & Social Club, Coppice Lane, Cheslyn Hay WS6 7EY


Please come along and support our work rescuing the native hedgehogs of the West Midlands.


To share the event and invite your friends on Facebook please CLICK HERE





2020 - A Message from Joan

I’m very, very late writing my summary of 2019 but to tell the truth, it went by in such a blur that I can’t remember most of it!!.<Read more>





January 2019 - Happy New Year! from Joan

Hello again friends, I’m sorry to be so late giving the revue of 2018, the work load seems to get heavier every year, or is it me getting older? Probably a bit of both. <Read more>




January 2018 - Happy New Year! from Joan

What can I say about 2017? Once again, like the year before, it went in a blur. Lots of things happened but as it was so very, ridiculously busy that one event overtook the other. <Read more>




October 2017 - IFAW Blog Post About Joan

Clare Sterling, Communications Officer for the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) has posted a lovely piece on their blog about Joan and her work with hedgehogs... <Read more>


January 2017 - A New Years Message from Joan

Do you know folks, I really can't think of anything spectacular that happened in 2016, lots of things did (they always do) but the year went by in such a blur that I can't think of anything except hedgehogs, hedgehogs, hedgehogs... <Read more>




September 2016 - This wonderful video was made for West Midlands Hedgehog Rescue by our kind supporters Rob and Tanya:



January 2016 - A New Years Message from Joan

Well, top that, what a year!!!  Busy, busy, busy! There can never be another twelve months like this last one has been. I have not only taken in more sick, injured and orphaned hedgehogs this year than ever (500 in fact). It's been TV, radio,and journalists seemingly none stop... <Read more>




October 2015

Joan's work at West Midlands Hedgehog Rescue has been recognised by the IFAW. On 20th October Joan received a prestigious IFAW Animal Action Award, presented by Bill Oddie, at The House of Lords. The Friends of West Midlands Hedgehog Rescue are very proud of you Joan.


Read more about Joan and her award:


- The selfless heroes saving the world's animals are finally recognised for dedication, Daily Express 21st Oct 2015


- Hedgehog Rescuer Honored For Saving Thousands Of Prickly Critters, Huffington Post 21st Oct 2015


- Woman to be honoured for rescuing thousands of hedgehogs, ITV News 19th Oct 2015


- Hedgehog heroine from Staffordshire gets welfare award, BBC News 20th Oct 2015


- Cannock hedgehog rescuer receives international recognition for years of dedication, Cannock Mercury 21st Oct 2015


September 2015

Joan and the Friends of West Midlands Hedgehog Rescue would like to thank everyone for their overwhelming support at this year's Open Day on 5th September. Again the event was generously hosted by The White Horse pub in Cheslyn Hay and many thanks to them for their support. We raised an amazing £1700+ total and this will very much help the hedgehogs in our care this Autumn and Winter. A wonderful day - well done everyone!


August 2015

Joan and her work at West Midlands Hedgehog Rescue

featured in the new ITV1 Series "Nature Nuts with Julian

Clary" made by Oxford Scientific Films.


Here are a few clips:

- Tracking a Hedgehog

- Feeding a Hoglet

- A Trip to The Vets

- Releasing a Hedgehog Back to the Wild








April 2015

Joan's work  featured in The Express & Star newspaper this month. Click here to read>>>


January 2015 -

The intention was to update this website every three months

but I simply have not had the time as 2014 has been such a

busy year! For a start ... [read more]


Joan's work  featured in The Express & Star newspaper this month. Click here to read>>>




July 2014

So far it has been a busy year, no more than usual I'd say, but

it is definitely hotting up ... [read more]


April 2014

Well what a strange year it has been so far. The hedgehogs

have just kept coming in, and they are nearly all

youngsters ... [read more]


January 2014

At long last I have control of my own web site. For years its

been, "Ill do it, its too difficult for you" but no one ever

actually TOLD me how to do it ... [read more]