Gay Christie, founder of the Hessilhead Wildlife Rescue Centre, tends to the needs of a hedgehog named Jade, which would almost certainly have died over the winter if it had not been given the care it received at Hessilhead. Jade will shortly be released to the wild. Resources at the Centre include an intensive care unit, a swan/seal hospital with indoor pool, a hedgehog unit, a surgery and more than 60 outdoor aviaries, enclosures and release pens. The centre has a 24hr emergency service, and is available to give advice on wildlife problems throughout the day. The centre took in 116 patients in the past fortnight.
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