We are a wildlife rescue center based in Rush co Dublin and have been in operation since summer 2013. To date we have rescued, rehabilitated and released over 600 wild Irish hedgehogs, numerous birds and other mammals.
The summer of 2018 was one of the hottest years on record as we all remember! Whilst the rest of the country sunbathed and sipped ice cold beer we experienced the most stressful time in the short history of our rescue...
Temperatures inside our brand new ICU reached 30 degrees and we were forced to move all the animals into the house and close up shop for a few weeks, in the middle of our busiest season.
This year we we are hoping and pleading with you to help us stay open! We are having an air handling unit installed to circulate the air in the ICU with 10 (!) air changes an hour. This would take so much pressure off us and keep our patients cool.
It it will also act as a heating system throughout the winter.
Our goal is to raise €2000 by the end of the month. We have a quote from a very reputable company who are ready to start work but we need your help, as always..
Yvonne, Nicola, Mario, Joan and the rest of the hog team xx