HEDGEHOGS and foxes were among the wild animals seen by visitors to the Walpole Park animal centre on the first day of its reopening.

The centre in the park in Ealing reopened its doors on Saturday after it was saved by the Ealing Times last year.

It was under threat after its owners Ealing Council announced there was no more money to fund it - but after thousands of our readers wrote in appealing to save the centre it is up and running once again.

Now run as an animal hospital by the charity London Wildcare, its trained clinicians are providing full-time care to the animals.

The centre is also looking for volunteers to help look after the animals.

Those interested can call London Wildcare on 0208 773 0632