Ashton-on-Ribble hedgehog and bird rescue appeals for supplies

Posted on - 7th December, 2021 - 10:41am | Author - | Posted in - Ashton-on-Ribble, Charities, Preston News, Wildlife and Conservation
A hedgehog

A Preston animal rescue running low on tinned pet food has issued a public appeal for supplies.


The non-profit Preston Hedgehog Rescue Ltd and Preston Bird Rescue have asked for non-fish tinned dog and cat food donations, with all brands acceptable apart from Tesco.

Ran by Kirsty, Mark and a small army of volunteers, the rescue helps local hedgehog populations and is attempting to halt the extinction of the British native species.

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Their aims include rescue, rehabilitation, release and education, and they offer advice to residents and transport for poorly hedgehogs.

The sanctuary also accepts donations of the following items:

  • Newspapers
  • Old towels
  • Face cloths
  • Blankets
  • Tinned puppy/kitten/cat/dog meat in jelly (no fish) and small-sized biscuits (no Tesco)
  • Old nail polish in bright colours
  • Small shallow dishes/ramekins
  • Puppy pads
  • Kitchen roll
  • Old hamster/rabbit/guinea pig cages and hutches.

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The rescue is also appealing for medical equipment. They can accept new and sterile items (even if they are past their expiration date). The items include needles, syringes and bandages.

Preston Hedgehog Rescue Ltd and Preston Bird Rescue are located at 9 Formby Place, Ashton, Preston, PR2 1UR (1pm – 12am).

The public can donate items via the rescue’s Amazon wish list –

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