Welcome to The Hedgehog Welfare Society

Even as hedgehogs gain in popularity as pets, there is a surprising lack of information about their proper care. The Hedgehog Welfare Society hopes to help you have a better relationship with your happy, healthy hedgehog.

Mission Statement:

The Hedgehog Welfare Society exists to protect the well-being of pet hedgehogs through rescue, research, and education of the people who care for them.


501(c)(3) Status:

The Hedgehog Welfare Society is an Oregon Charitable Corporation registered with the Oregon Department of Justice Charitable Organization Section. The HWS is also a tax exempt organization under IRC Section 501(c)(3). Anyone requiring a copy of the Letter of Determination or having questions about the status of the organization may contact Vicki McLean via e-mail at poogs_house@msn.com for more information.


Donate to the HWS

Snail Mail
P.O. Box 340967
Milwaukee WI 53234

HWS Newsletters

Stay updated and informed about the latest hedgehog information by reading our newsletters.



Quick Links:

Adoption Application
Relinquishment Form
Membership Application
Veterinarian List
Approved Rescue Facilities
Veterinary Funding Request
Hedgehog Mortality Study
Jaw Tumar Study

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