TWO baby hedgehogs, saved by an Emley family and the Flockton Hedgehog Rescue Centre, have been released into the wild.
Katie Peaker, 11, of Warburton, Emley, and her mum Andrea, found four baby hedgehogs in their garden eight weeks ago.
The hedgehogs were just three weeks old and were close to death.
They were taken to Flockton Hedgehog Rescue, at New Hall Road, which is run by Debbie James.
Two of the four, Pecan and William, were released in Emley on Saturday, along with Scooby, an additional hedgehog found in a warehouse, which was ready for release.
Mrs Peaker said: "The difference was amazing.
"They were only about four inches long originally with not much fur on their tummy.
"Now they are about three times the size.
"They have to be 60kg before they can be released, otherwise they will not be able to survive."
Two of the original four, Cutie Pie and Walnut, are still at the rescue centre.
Mrs Peaker and her family have been so impressed by the centre they have vowed to keep fundraising for it.
They have raised £315 with a guess the number of sweets in a jar competition at Kirkburton Middle School and a coffee day at Emley Methodist Church.
Mrs Peaker said: "We will be having a stall at the annual Emley Scarecrow Weekend every year.
"I think the Hedgehog Rescue Centre is brilliant.
"Debbie spends all her time and does not receive any help from anywhere else.
"I was so glad when we found it so we could take the hedgehogs there. I would not have known what to do with them to enable them to survive."