Contact Us

If you need to contact us about a hedgehog emergency please take the steps in this article and then telephone us on

0758 858 5991

Opening hours between 7pm and midnight – please telephone before coming !

Our address : 9 Salmon Close, Snape Wood, Bulwell, Nottingham, NG6 7GE – see Google Maps

By hedgehog emergency we mean anything relating to a hedgehog you have found or seen and something that cannot wait.

Please note Snuffle Lodge is a one-man operation at present, so if there is no answer on the phone leave a message, or try another Nottinghamshire rescue.

A non-emergency would be something like :

  • you have a suitable release site
  • you want to donate something to us
  • you want some general advice about attracting hedgehogs

In these cases please use the contact form below or contact us via our Facebook page

Can you collect hedgehogs ?

Please note we cannot collect hedgehogs outside the Nottingham City boundary as we do not have transport.

We will, however, collect within the Nottingham City boundary providing there is a frequent bus service.

In an emergency where you have no access to transport, please consider contacting the Nottingham Animal Accident Rescue Unit – we will take hedgehog casualties from the AARU during our opening hours.

Do you offer work placement or volunteer opportunities ?

Not at the present time, sorry. Snuffle Lodge is only a small rescue and is run part-time alongside the owner’s employment responsibilities (something has to pay for the bills !), so it is not possible to offer any work placements for students or volunteering opportunities at the moment.

If we ever win lots of money and are able to set up a proper wildlife rescue centre then that will of course change !

Are you open to the public ?

Unfortunately, it is not possible to take visitors at Snuffle Lodge.

The reason is three fold :

(1) If we open our doors to the public we can be classed as a zoo, and as such would need a zoo licence, which costs a lot of money and would involve regular inspections, plus ensuring we have specific facilities;
(2) As a small rescue we rarely have any more than 10 hogs in at a time; and more critically
(3) Patient care means hogs need to be in an environment that is as stress-free as possible. That means minimal contact and interaction with humans, something I am very strict about here. Hogs get handled no more than once per day (for weighing and cleaning purposes) and even then contact is minimal. The only exceptions are hogs requiring medical treatment (eg administration of drugs). The ultimate aim of rehabiliation is to get the hog back into the wild and, like many wildlife species, hedgehogs are very susceptible to ‘imprinting’ – i.e. becoming used to humans. Not all humans are nice people, so this is something which has to be avoided at all costs.

Do you do public talks, exhibitions, shows, etc ?

As nice as it would be to be able to visit schools and give public talks, or attend open days and other events, Clayton does have to hold down an afternoon job as well as run Snuffle Lodge (as do many other volunteer hedgehog rescuers) so his time is limited in the mornings to looking after hedgehogs in his care, cleaning cages, ferrying hogs back and forth to the vets and buying provisions. Weekends are usually spent recovering from the exertions of the working week !

Media enquiries

Clayton can consider newspaper, radio and TV interviews upon request – please use the contact form below.

Other local rescues

See this page

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  3. Graham Mortimer

    Hi there

    We have an enclosed garden with lots of slugs and snails. We’d like to have a hedgehog if possible to keep the slugs at bay. We used to have a hedgehog that lived under our shed but we’re pretty sure he/she has gone as the slugs and snails are becoming more in number. Our garden is eco-friendly and if possible a hedgehog would be very welcome. Look forward to hearing from you. Thanks

    1. clayts Post author

      Hogs’ diets consists of just 5% slugs and snails, so it is never appropriate to release one into an enclosed garden just for that purpose. We would only ever release a hog into an enclosed garden if it had a disability (eg blind or amputee), and even then the ‘adopters’ would be given strict instructions on what to feed their hedgehogs, and be expected to allow us in every so often to do a health check. Essentially disabled hogs become a sort of semi-pet which means they’ll need feeding every night and, if you go away, arrangements made to feed it in your absence. It’s a big commitment.

      It’s a common misconception that all that hedgehogs eat are slugs – they’re far happier with worms, beetles and caterpillars. Slugs also host very nasty parasites which can cause lungworm, which can prove fatal, and (if exposed to metaldehyde pellets) can also pass onto slug poison to hedgehogs and thrushes.


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