Friday, March 9, 2007

150 hedgehogs in my bedroom

ANIMAL lover Barbara Roberts has saved 150 hedgehogs from starvation - by putting them all up in her spare bedroom. Volunteers at the Withington Hedgehog Hospital had run out of space for the creatures after the mild winter tricked hundreds of them into coming out of hibernation early. Miss Roberts, 55, who runs the hospital, offered to take some home - and now has 150 animals in pet containers piled 12-high, filling her 10x8 ft spare room from floor to ceiling. She also has nine younger hedgehogs housed in three incubators, several older ones in pens in the garden, and 23 waifs and strays living in the lounge of her house in Parsonage Road, Withington. "I really can't see a problem with it," said Miss Roberts. "When people come round they can't believe it doesn't smell.

1 comment:

Carrie said...

wow. That's a lot of hedgehogs! It's nice to know there are such good hearted people willing to take in animals like that. :)