The Hog Centre is a dedicated rescue, rehabilitation and release facility in Larton Liveries, Frankby. We have capacity for up to 100 hedgehogs at any one time, incubators for intensive care needs, specially trained staff, and volunteers with a wealth of knowledge and huge passion!
Our facilities include an Isolation Unit for hogs with infectious conditions, and Intensive Care Unit for hogs with specialist needs, and two wards for recovering hogs.
We also have a fantastic gift shop filled with wonderful wildlife themed gifts.
PLEASE NOTE- While we welcome visitors to our Gift Shop, we do not allow the public into the area where the hogs are kept and treated and do not allow the public to touch or hold hedgehogs. The hedgehogs are wild animals and are all sick or injured so we must keep disturbance to a minimum. Thank you for your understanding.
If you would like to help our hedgehogs, we would love to hear from you!
The work at The Hog Centre primarily involves cleaning and feeding the hedgehogs, they are mucky little animals! If you are interested, we can progress your training to learning about parasite identification, medications, wound treatment, and much more. This is a fantastic work experience placement for those wishing to work with animals.
We always welcome new volunteers from the age of 16 and over, please contact the centre to arrange an induction.
We have lots of Hogs come to us for help at The Hog Centre, sometimes up to 11 a day! We really need your help naming them, if you would like to put a name into the jar for a hedgehog, you can do so by clicking here
The names are placed into jars, male, female, and unisex (for when we are unable to tell gender) and they are drawn at random by the Finders.
You can make a huge contribution to the hogs in our care by sponsoring a cage! For a one off donation of £50, you will receive a years sponsorship of a cage at The Hog Centre! You will receive a goody box of thank you's from the Hedgehogs, and each month you will receive a full update with photos of the residents of your cage that month!
To Sponsor a cage, please click here
Donations at The Hog Centre are very gratefully received, we simply rely on them and couldn't continue our work without the amazing people that support us.
The items we use on a daily basis are-
We also use a lot of specialist items, which can be purchased from our Amazon Wish List and delivered direct to the centre.
The Hog Centre and Gift Shop is open seven days a week between 9am and 5pm (10am-4pm on Sundays and Bank Holidays)
The Hog Centre
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