How to help on an everyday basis
NEVER feed bread and milk!
At any time of the year a hedgehog whatever it's size will appreciate a free meal or a free drink. To feed either use a special hedgehog food or if you have a cat or a dog, cat or dog food is ideal. However if feeding cat food we suggest you keep away from the fishy flavours. For small hog then sometimes kitten or puppy food is easier for them to digest, however if under 200 grams (8 oz) it is unlikely to be on solid food so if needs must then warm goat's milk. Any other hedgehog will drink fresh water.
In the garden
DO NOT use pesticides or slug pellets in your garden. There are many other ways to control garden pests. Although one poisoned slug may not cause a problem, toxins can build up and slowly kill not only hedgehogs but also birds and any other animal, which consumes the unfortunate slug.
When cutting long grass, always check to ensure no-one has bedded down for the day. Strimmer accidents often take lives or mean long periods of convalescence.
If celebrating 5th November with a bonfire, try to make it as near to the event as possible. This is the time of year a hog is looking for a nice pile of sticks and other debris to settle down in for the winter months. How are they to know you intend on setting light to their new found winter accommodation?
Netting and old containers can become a death trap so try to avoid netting where you can and dispose of old containers as soon a possible.
If you have a garden pond then place chicken wire over it to prevent drowning or at least provide a way for any animal that gets into trouble a means of escape.
On the road
Whilst driving of a night keep an eye out for a small round shadow scurrying across the road or along the kerb. Each year thousands of hedgehogs meet their maker under the wheels of a car and during the summer it has to be born in mind that one squashed hedgehog could actually mean a whole family may die (if the unfortunate casualty is a nursing mother).