Tiggywinkles is an animal welfare charity and veterinary hospital in the United Kingdom, also known as St Tiggywinkles and The Wildlife Hospital Trust. It specialises in the rescue and treatment of wild animals. The name derives from the hedgehog character in Beatrix Potter's story The Tale of Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle.
It was formally constituted in February 1983 by Les Stocker MBE HonAssocRCVS. It is a charity registered in England & Wales as The Wildlife Hospital Trust, and in 2006–7 had an annual expenditure of £1,005,614.
Les Stocker has written a number of books based on the work of the hospital, including a veterinary manual (Practical Wildlife Care, WileyBlackwell, 2nd edition, 2005) and a popular account (Something in a Cardboard Box: Tales from a Wild Life Hospital, Chatto & Windus, 1989).
Beginning in July 2008, Tiggywinkles featured in a 20 part, half hour documentary TV series produced by Two Hand Productions, and shown on Channel Five in the UK – Wild Animal ER – presented by Kate Gerbeau.
It was also featured on the BBC children's TV show, "Come Outside".
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