Founded in 1982 the Society offers help and advice to those with sick, injured or orphaned hedgehogs and maintains a list of rehabilitators in the UK. BHPS has 9 patrons Ann Widdecombe, Ben Fogle, Chris Beardshaw, CJ de Mooi, David Domoney, John Challis, Lorna Watson and Twiggy Lawson.
The British Hedgehog Preservation Society (BHPS) is a registered UK Charity (number 1164542) dedicated to helping & protecting hedgehogs native to the UK (Erinaceus europaeus).
IF YOU HAVE A HEDGEHOG THAT YOU ARE CONCERNED ABOUT PLEASE CALL US ON 01584 890 801 – EVEN OUT OF OFFICE HOURS YOU WILL FIND THE NUMBER OF SOMEONE WHO CAN HELP BY PRESSING OPTION 1 ON THE ANSWERPHONE AND GETTING ONE OF THE EMERGENCY NUMBERS. THEY WILL BE ABLE TO OFFER ADVICE AND THE NUMBER OF A LOCAL CONTACT.
- To encourage and give advice to the public concerning the care of hedgehogs particularly when injured, sick, treated cruelly, orphaned or in any other danger.
- To encourage children to respect our natural wildlife by supplying information and giving lectures, thus fostering an interest in hedgehogs.
- To fund research into the behavioural habits of hedgehogs and to ascertain the best methods of assisting their survival.