Hamworthy Hedgehog Rescue

Hello Drew

Please say hello to little “Drew”. He is an autumn juvenile who weighs just under 300g and came to us last week after being found behaving oddly in a car park behind some flats.

The reason soon became clear – he had a head wound and one of his eyes was out of it’s socket and looked to have been so for at least 24 hours as the eye had dried up and “died”. He also had a bad chest infection, lung worm and an abscess beginning to form on his back. His injuries and some clumps of white curly fur on him suggest he has been attacked by a dog.

After a few days intensive care to help his breathing, he underwent surgery to have the dead eye removed and is now doing very well on his road to recovery.

He is learning how to live with only one eye, but seems to sniff his food out pretty quickly! He will be released next spring into a large secure garden with other “disabled” hedgehogs where they all can be monitored and supplement fed where necessary, although they are encouraged to live as wild and naturally as possible by foraging for their own food etc.

All that is in the future for little “Drew” and in the meantime he is back with his rehabber and being monitored post surgery. We hope he will do well in his healing. He has an adorable character and even the veterinary surgery staff are bowled over by his stoic manner and that oh so cute little face ??

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