A LUDLOW based national charity is asking people to make sure there is water for hedgehogs during the hot summer.

With temperatures soaring, the British Hedgehog Preservation Society is reminding people of the importance of leaving shallow bowls of fresh water out for hedgehogs and other wildlife.

“Water and food is scarce for hedgehogs when it’s hot and dry, making water available can literally save a life,” said Fay Vass, chief executive of the British Hedgehog Preservation Society.

Pop a few pebbles in to make sure insects can escape and if you can, offer visiting hedgehogs some meaty cat or dog food too.”

Hedgehog numbers have been in decline. People are asked to help them by amongst other things creating hedgehog corridors so they can move from garden to garden. For more information on helping hedgehogs please see www.britishhedgehogs.org.uk