VOLUNTEERS at the Hamworthy Hedgehog Rescue have warned they are at capacity and need 'urgent help' after taking in ten of the little creatures on a single day.

During one of the rescue's busiest days, members of the public brought in four hedgehogs in just an hour, bringing the total of hogs up to 150.

A spokesperson for the charity said: "We have physically run out of room.

"Many of the hedgehogs may have recovered from their injuries or illness and no longer need medication or treatment.

"The vast majority are with us because they are too small for hibernation, and need overwintering.

"To prevent having to turn away hogs, we are making an urgent appeal for foster carers. Foster carers help us out by looking after one or more of the healthy hedgehogs at their home, providing suitable accommodation and food until release weight is reached.

"This time of year, it will mainly be 'overwintering' a hedgehog until spring."

To help, email hamworthyhedgehogrescue@mail.com