Welcome to Happy Quills Rescue and Rehoming

Step into the heart of Happy Quills, where passion for hedgehog and tenrec welfare meets dedicated rescue efforts.

Welcome to Happy Quills, a haven dedicated to the well-being of African pygmy hedgehogs, long eared hedgehogs and tenrecs! Since our doors swung open in May 2023, we've been on a heartwarming journey of compassion, rescue, and finding loving homes for these unique and delightful spiky friends. At Happy Quills, we believe in the magic of quills and are committed to making a positive impact on the lives of  APH hedgehogs, LEH hedgehogs and tenrecs in need.

At Happy Quills we maintain that second hand does not mean second best.


Animals Adopted


Animals Rescued


Foster Carers

About Us

Our Story

Founded in April 2023, Happy Quills was established out of a shared love for these enchanting creatures and a deep commitment to their welfare. Since our inception, we've embarked on a mission to provide a second chance at happiness for african pygmy hedgehogs, long eared hedgehogs and tenrecs.

Foster Success

Since 2023, our foster program has flourished, extending our care to a diverse array of species, including African pygmy hedgehogs, long-eared hedgehogs, and lesser tenrecs. With dedication and passion, we've expanded our fostering team to encompass 16 foster carers, strategically positioned across the UK. This growth ensures that we can offer support and sanctuary to animals in need throughout the country. For those interested in adopting one of our beloved foster animals, they can explore our website's relevant page to view the available companions seeking forever homes.

Meet Our Team

Behind the scenes, a dedicated team of eight administrators passionately drive the Happy Quills mission. Committed to the quill-tastic well-being of every hedgehog and tenrec, our team works tirelessly to ensure that our rescue efforts continue to thrive and make a lasting impact.

Read more about the team below.

Our Quill-mitment

At Happy Quills, our commitment extends beyond rescue; it encompasses creating a community of caring individuals dedicated to the welfare of animals. Together, we strive to make a positive impact on the lives of our spiky friends, one adoption at a time.

Join us on this incredible journey of compassion and hope. Whether you're looking to adopt, volunteer, or support our cause, Happy Quills welcomes you with open arms. Every paw counts, and together, we can make a world of difference.

Meet Our Admin Team


Amy is one of the co-founders of the rescue. She has owned hedgehogs since 2015 and fostered since 2020. Amy mainly works on hand ins, adoptions, sponsorship, and running the Instagram page. 


Maria is one of the co-founders of the rescue as well as our resident tenrec expert. She has owned APHs since 2017 and tenrecs since 2018. Maria deals mainly with hand ins, adoptions, fundraising as well as being the rescues treasurer.


Vee works on producing comprehensive care guides and information, reviewing foster forms, as well as working on fundraising. She first started owning APHs in 2020 and began fostering in 2021.


Vicky joined the admin team in May 2023. She works specifically on co-ordinating fostering, and helping with any enquiries sent to the rescue. Vicky has owned hedgehogs since 2020 and actively fosters hedgehogs across different rescues.


Anastasia primarily works on all things technical ranging from the website, to the forms, to the branding and social media platforms. She started owning APHs in 2020.


Annette deals with all of our sponsorship and adoption packs. She has looked after APHs since 2015 and wild hedgehogs since 2022. As of February 2024 she has adopted and fostered 26 APHs. She also has her own little hedgehog hospital shed for wildies called Hugs4Hedgehogs.


Joy is our resident expert on wild hedgehogs, and runs her own wild rescue called ““Devizes Home of HedgehogsJoy””. Joy also owns APHs which she has adopted from the rescue.


Claire has had hedgehogs since 2014  and has been fostering for about 9 years now. However, it all started earlier than that when an ex had a hog and she ended up researching to help out…Claire is the human behind The Hoghouse, which started as a hobby but, due to her reputation for fabulous hedgie products, it became a great business.

Claire helps with admin and liaises with all our foster carers, providing them with the support they need.


Charlotte has had African Pygmy Hedgehogs since 2013, adapting over the years to give our spiky friends the best possible care! She wants to help hogs find their 'purrfect hoomans' in order for them to receive THE best possible care with the latest advice and tips available from Happy Quills.

Charlotte helps with admin and the running of Tik Tok.


Siobhan has owned African Pygmy Hedgehogs and tenrecs since 2020. She is an avid pet lover who also has dogs and guinea pigs.

Siobhan helps with everything admin and looks after the Amazon Wishlist ensuring that all our foster carers have everything they need to look after their foster animals.

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