Compared to many of the other sheds on this site this shabby green 6' x 8' shed looks, well boring. However once you open the door you walk into the HQ of Herts Hogline, a not-for-profit organisation that rescues sick, injured and orphaned hedgehogs. It can house up to ten hedgehogs, 365 days a year. A heater keeps it warm during the winter months and a fan keeps it cool during the summer months. It may need a little TLC but it's far too busy helping the volunteers provide TLC to it's guests.
On average 50 - 70 hedgehogs are 'guests' and stay as long as they need to fully recover. This means they can stay for just a few days or even a few months. For example the autumn babies typically stay for the entire winter.Those who survive and are not left disabled are released back into the wild. Those who cannot be returned are given a forever home by one of the Herts Hogline fosterers.
The costs of this shed was originally part funded by the Peoples Trust for Endangered Species.
In 2013 funding from Stansted Airport Community Trust covered the cost of new shelving and storage plus 6 new hutches.