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Debbie Nelson's hedgehog haven a light in often bleak world

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Published 11/11/2016

Debbie Nelson with some of her rescued hedgehogs
Debbie Nelson with some of her rescued hedgehogs
Debbie Nelson with some of her rescued hedgehogs
Debbie Nelson with some of her rescued hedgehogs

In a world where the vile behaviour of our fellow humans so often makes the news, it is heartening to hear of Co Antrim woman Debbie Nelson, who devotes much of her time to saving vulnerable wildlife.

She is currently tending some 30 baby hedgehogs at her home, which doubles as the aptly named Debbie Doolittle animal refuge. There is no gain in this for Debbie, other than her passion for saving wildlife. Yet she spends countless hours tending to the inhabitants of her home, including creating a special hedgehog room, which has to be kept warm to prevent the underweight animals hibernating and starving to death. Debbie's story makes us all feel a little better.

Debbie Nelson with some of her rescued hedgehogs
Debbie Nelson with some of her rescued hedgehogs

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