Hamworthy Hedgehog Rescue

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We’ve had a busy few days again, hence no posts. Among the recent entries were several that did not make it, all dying very shortly after arrival, like the little hog in the image below.

She had very bad flystrike, and was covered in maggots that were eating away at her abdomen. She has several infected bite wounds, and her little body could not cope and closed down.

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