South Essex Wildlife Hospital

Dedicated to putting ‘life’ back into the ‘wild‘, SEWH is a wildlife rescue, rehabilitation and public advice charity. We care for sick and injured wildlife and aim to release animals back into the wild.

No injured or sick animal is turned away. SEWH relies entirely on donations.

If you find a sick, injured, baby animal or bird please call us on 01375 893893 for advice on what to do. See HERE for more details.

We help thousands of birds and animals each year.
They wouldn't be alive today without your help. Even a small sum will make a big difference.



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Friday 19th July 2019, 13:28

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‼️IMPORTANT UPDATE REGARDING TOMORROW'S EVENT‼️ ... See MoreSee Less

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Such a shame. Unpredictable English weather again ☔️☔️☔️

Monday 8th July 2019, 0:55

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we are pretty stuffed with hedgehogs looking for release sites which is particularly worrying as we have several nursing mother's who have come in having had their nests disturbed like the one in this short video that arrived a few days ago. once old enough to be weaned, these youngsters must also be found suitable habitat which seems to becoming as rare as the animals themselves. please folks, it's not hard to make your gardens wildlife friendly, why not consider putting a few holes at ground level in your fences and let the hedgehogs in ! ... See MoreSee Less

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We’d happily have them at the back we have the occasional one in the garden

I have hedgehogs regularly in the garden as no badgers around and plenty of snails and slugs. I actually left the back of the garden over grown with lots of leaves and logs for them to nest in. Also made a hedgehog house a couple years back for them in the winter. They wander around a few gardens either side as everyone seems to leave a fence out or with a cut out at the bottom. would happy to have the guys around.

I’d have them here in a heart beat. I’m amazed I’ve never seen any. We have hedge rows al around us, many snails and slugs. Log piles and lots of cover yet I’ve never seen one here. I don’t know what to do to encourage them more

Hi, I have a 95ft garden, complete with hedgehog ‘highways’ in fences etc. I garden organically and essentially have a wild life garden. I have a(?)hedgehog that visits and I have 2 cats that just don’t bother with either the birds, hedgehog visitors or even the newts or frogs in the pond (with safe,raised edging). I’d live there to be more hedgehogs in our area again, it’s a lovely old part of Chesterton where gardens are big and divided by a labyrinth of age old passageways. I’d gladly adopt/foster any hedgehogs that need a safe place. One other thing I have in abundance are snails and slugs, so it would happily be a mutual benefit to all... Please let me know if I or my garden are of use to you ....regards 😊🦋

so cute xx

We have about 6 hedgehogs feeding in our garden every night, we put out Spikes and plenty of water, we have left a small gap in our gravel boards for them when the fence was erected and on the other side of our garden there is a 5” gap under our gate so they can forage, snack, drink and wander through in either direction, we avoid pesticides and weed killers. My shed also sits on sleepers so if they want to shelter or nest they can be our guest. We’ve been feeding and watching for years.

They are such gorgeous creatures. Will share this today!!

We have four acres of grazing and wooded areas in great Leigh’s area which we’d be more than happy to release in for you - let me know if that’s of any help x

I would Love them to come in my garden.

I’m happy to offer our land as a release site - we have a small 25 acre grassland farm near Castle Hedingham and the nearest road is a mile away, no neighbours and close to a 60 acre wood. We have had a few hedgehogs released here in the past. Fee free to message me if you’d like to have a look - would love to help out more hedgehogs!! X

My father in law has a 5 acre small holding near Bedford’s park Romford and is happy to be a release sight

Ive emailed a couple of times we have 2 acres un-fenced surrounded by farmland but no one replies - good luck, hope they find lovely homes

There is lots of woodland at Langdon Hills, I'm happy to help with release xx

We would love them but never hear back from any charities!!!!

How can I get them to come in? No gate on front, I planted loads of hedging plants, with an without Thorn's mainly with. When I'm trimming it back I'm leaving a lot of it fall to the ground for hedgehogs to live on, if they wanted. I've got water in my back garden side and front. I live in N. Wales so much countryside around me, maybe they don't need to come in?

Bless xx

Our garden is getting wilder and we already have one or two but there may be room for more. It’s better if they can do steps. We have no gates but there are concrete steps from where I feed them down to the grass and bushes.

Our garden is mostly surrounded by a listed wall so not possible but we’d be happy to have a resident family?

I’ve emailed you before, please can we help?

I’d love to have loads released here, unfortunately we have to many badgers and they have slaughtered our hedgehog population here now so it wouldn’t be fair on them to be released round here :0(

We can have them. You have my email.

We have a a big garden surrounded by fields. Please let me know if we can help as a release site x

Our garden is wildlife friendly for hedgehogs, no strimmers, sprays or poisons. Fence has hedgehog holes to come and go. I feed the visitors and live right on edge of village countryside .

wish I could but live to near southend road use to have them visit my garden would be willing to take a last mobile one to keep in garden

I can take some.I have just sent an email with my details.

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Monday 8th July 2019, 0:37

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a small selection of our recent patients, keeping us extremely busy . there are so many kind people taking the trouble to help injured wildlife by bringing the creatures into our hospital for veterinary treatment and rehabilitation. well done! 😊 ... See MoreSee Less

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Too many cat victims! It’s about time their right to roam was stopped.

Fantastic work you all do.

What wonderful work you all do. The poor cat victims 😢

Thank you for looking after these beautiful creatures xx

I went and took a baby crow the other day so hope it’s ok was told not to phone and check as they to bizy and have lots of paperwork I also took up a bag of white towels up for them I would like to no what happened to it as I tryed my best to help it and take up there but felt the man that was there wasent very helpfull

Excellent job as usual.

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