RSPCA flooded with hedgehogs needing help

The RSPCA say they've had a record breaking flood of hedgehogs coming into specialist centres.

There are more than 220 currently being cared for at the East Winch Wildlife Centre in Norfolk alone- in fact the hedgehog hospital has cared for almost 900 patients this year.

The charity says admissions are already at a five year high- even before the hibernation period begins

Credit: ITV News Anglia
Credit: ITV News Anglia

Nationally new data from the RSPCA reveals that admissions of hedgehogs into the animal charity's specialist wildlife centres are up by 22% already this year. Up until the end of this October, more than 2000 hedgehogs (2123) were admitted, compared with 1739 for the same period in 2018.