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Prickles and Paws is a registered dedicated to the care and rehabilitation of hedgehogs in the South West. We aim to relieve the suffering of sick, injured, orphaned or otherwise distressed hedgehogs, working to give each and every one the best chance of survival on release back into the wild.

We are a small organisation based in mid Cornwall, with a dedicated hedgehog hospital. We offer both education and advice to the local community and the public.

Charity number: 1174597

The Hogspital

The build of our desperately needed Hogspital is well underway. This has only been possible after successfully secured funding of just over £150,000 from kind public donations, pledges and generous trusts. As incredible as this, this is only half of the total funding we need to complete this build. This is where we need your support...

We have worked with local Architect Daren Thomas of A-Tec Design to develop an eco-friendly building design in line with our ethos, which incorporates bat boxes, a woodland glade, and water butts to collect rainwater.
The building will feature:

A reception area (no more completing paperwork at the gate in the rain!)
A triage room kitted out with veterinary equipment and microscope. All new admissions will be assessed her and receive initial treatment before being transferred to accommodation within the rescue.
Intensive care unit: dedicated space for our incubators and progression accommodation with supported heating.
Indoor hutch area, one within each building comprising of purpose built hutch systems made from recycled plastic. Used for hedgehogs in stable condition and receiving treatment.
Staff and meeting room with kitchen area for our team of volunteers.
Isolation area for our ringworm or infection cases.
Classroom: this will host larger meetings, workshops, educational and CPD sessions.
Utility room with washing machine and food preparation area (hog food, not human!).
One disabled toilet attached to the reception area and another standard toilet adjoining the classroom area.

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