Highest number of animals looked after in East Winch Wildlife Centre in 10 years

A hedgehog at the RSPCA's East Winch Wildlife Centre. Picture: Chris Bishop

A hedgehog at the RSPCA's East Winch Wildlife Centre. Picture: Chris Bishop - Credit: Archant

A Norfolk wildlife centre has seen the largest number of animals needing care for 10 years.

The RSPCA East Winch Wildlife Centre has looked after 4,376 animals between January and November this year, which is the largest number of animals they have had to care for since 2007.

Staff and volunteers at the centre are currently looking after more than 500 animals, including over 300 hedgehogs, 40 seals and 33 swans.

Throughout the year, the wildlife centre has brought in 1,122 poorly hedgehogs as well as 127 common seals, 71 grey seals and 199 swans.

The centre is in need of towels, sheets, face cloths and newspapers as well as dog food, as they go through approximately 130 tins each day to feed the large number of hedgehogs.

More information can be found on rspca-eastwinch-wildlifecentre.co.uk or text RSPCA3 to 70007 to donate £3 to help with the centres work.


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