HWS Approved Rescue Facilities

The HWS Rescue Facility List is a resource managed by the HWS Rescue Committee. The following people were approved by the Co-Chairs of the HWS Rescue Committee after submitting an application describing their hedgehog experience, veterinary information, care plans, and assistance availability. The Rescue Facilities volunteer their time to assist in finding nurturing, attentive homes, as well as acting as informative resources for abused, neglected, and/or relinquished hedgehogs.

If you are in need of assistance regarding the relinquishment of a hedgehog, or if you have information regarding a hedgehog in need of assistance, please contact any person listed in your geographic area. If you talk to one of our rescue folks, and they agree to take your hedgehog, please fill out a relinquishment form so they will have all the information needed. They need this form in order to take your hedgehog. If you do not see any resources listed, or have any questions, please feel free to contact The Hedgehog Welfare Society.


United States

  • Alabama  (None)  

  • Alaska  (2)  

  • Arizona  (None)  

  • Arkansas  (2)  

  • California  (None)  POSSESSION OF HEDGEHOGS IS ILLEGAL IN CALIFORNIA

  • Colorado  (3)  

  • Connecticut  (None)  

  • Delaware  (None)  

  • District of Columbia  (None)  POSSESSION OF HEDGEHOGS IS ILLEGAL IN WASHINGTON DC

  • Florida  (1)  

  • Georgia  (None)  POSSESSION OF HEDGEHOGS IS ILLEGAL IN GEORGIA

  • Hawaii  (None)  POSSESSION OF HEDGEHOGS IS ILLEGAL IN HAWAII

  • Idaho  (1)  

  • Illinois  (1)  

  • Indiana  (1)  

  • Iowa  (None)  

  • Kansas  (None)  

  • Kentucky  (None)  

  • Louisiana  (None)  

  • Maine  (None)  

  • Maryland  (2)  

  • Massachusetts  (2)  

  • Michigan  (1)  

  • Minnesota  (2)  

  • Mississippi  (None)  

  • Missouri  (1)  

  • Montana  (1)  

  • Nebraska  (1)  

  • Nevada  (None)  

  • New Hampshire  (2)  

  • New Jersey  (None)  

  • New Mexico  (1)  

  • New York  (2)   POSSESSION OF HEDGEHOGS IS ILLEGAL IN 5 BURROUGHS OF NEW YORK CITY

  • North Carolina  (5)  

  • North Dakota  (None)  

  • Ohio  (4)  

  • Oklahoma  (None)  

  • Oregon  (4)  

  • Pennsylvania  (None)  POSSESSION OF HEDGEHOGS IS ILLEGAL IN PENNSYLVANIA

  • Rhode Island  (None)  

  • South Carolina  (None)  

  • South Dakota  (None)  

  • Tennessee  (1)  

  • Texas  (4)  

  • Utah  (None)  

  • Vermont  (None)  

  • Virginia  (2)  

  • Washington  (2)  

  • West Virginia  (1)  

  • Wisconsin  (1)  

  • Wyoming  (1)  

Canada

  • Alberta  (2)

  • British Columbia  (1)

  • Manitoba  (None)  

  • Nova Scotia  (None)  

  • Ontario  (None)  

  • Quebec  (None)  

Europe