A LOCAL wildlife rescue centre has had such a big influx of rescues that it is now shut to new animals 

RSPCA Oak and Furrows in Cricklade experienced a large increase in animals being admitted and has had to make the difficult decision not to take any more for their safety. 

A spokesperson for the centre made the announcement on the Oak and Furrows Facebook page on Sunday and confirmed the restriction was still in place on Monday. 

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In the most recent announcement, the spokesperson said: “We experienced a large increase in patients over the weekend and currently have over 90 hedgehogs in our care, ranging from little babas requiring home care to adults recovering from parasite burdens. 

“We're still closed to new admissions to prioritise welfare and ensure all animals already with us receive the care they need.

”If you find wildlife in need you can visit: helpwildlife.co.uk to find alternative wildlife rescues
rspcaoandf.org.uk/wildlife-rescue-centre for more wildlife advice, or contact your closest vet for Wildlife First Aid.”