A WILDLIFE sanctuary says it has been inundated with donations from generous well wishers, following an appeal for help in the Yorkshire Evening Post.
Annett Pyrah, of Selby Wildlife Rescue, said: “With an influx of tiny, underweight baby hedgehogs and our finances almost drained, I am delighted to say the response to an appeal for help was magnificent and in the true spirit of Christmas, cat food for the hedgehogs began to arrive together with logs and coal to help keep the wildlife cabin warm.
“We run on donations and in 2014 we helped over 400 sick, injured and orphaned wild animals and birds. We are open 365 days per year and in the run up to Christmas were exceptionally busy helping owls, hedgehogs, a fox and a swan.
“Our smallest hedgehog weighs only 200g and to hibernate they need to weigh at least 650g, so many of them will remain with us until next spring.
“Your donations will help these little hedgehogs so much.”