Spike in West Midlands call-outs to save hedgehogs
The warm weather is believed responsible for a rise in numbers and rescue centres say they are full.

'Too many hedgehogs' forces temporary closure for centre

BBC Midlands Today

A hedgehog rescue centre's had to temporarily shut because it's being overwhelmed with call-outs this summer.

A hedgehog held in gloves

The Willows Hedgehog Rescue in Bromsgrove says it had to make the move as it only has so much space for new arrivals.

The recent warm weather is partly to blame as hogs are having more than one litter.

At the moment, we've probably got one pen free and, unfortunately, the numbers coming in are just greater than the numbers that we can get back out into the wild."

Charlie WalkerWillows Hedgehog Rescue