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A prickly problem for animal welfare centre

Vale Wildlife Centre says a lot of the hedgehogs are underweight and staff are asking for cat food, dog food, towels and blankets. Photo: ITV News West Country

A wildlife rescue centre in Gloucestershire has been inundated with scores of hedgehogs.

Caroline Gould, Manager Vale Wildlife Centre "Young ones born in late summer haven't reached an adequate weight to survive hibernation." Credit: ITV News West Country

Almost 200 have been bought in to the Vale Wildlife centre near Tewkesbury.

The current tally is getting close to the record number that the staff at the Vale Wildlife Centre in Beckford have ever had to deal with. Credit: ITV News West Country

Now staff at the centre say they need the public's help to keep the animals fed and warm.

John Bevir reports:-