Darlington woman's warning as hedgehogs brutally killed in accident
Date of alert:
Thursday, 8 September 2022
A Darlington woman running a hedgehog rescue shelter has a clear message for people who are too quick to tend to their gardens.
Sandra Simpson runs Hedgehog Helpers, Hedgehog Rescue Darlington has seen too many examples of well-meaning members of the public taking a strimmer to their hedges, often with disastrous consequences for wildlife.
Three days ago (September 4), two hoglets of around 3-4 weeks old were brought into Sandra’s care after their mother and two other siblings were sadly killed by a strimmer.
The two surviving hoglets were unharmed and are currently in Sandra's incubator, recovering from shock and staying warm.
Sandra wants the public to take care and look around their gardens before gardening tools are used, to avoid similar incidents occurring.