Daisy

Daisy is still struggling with her bad leg, which is badly bruised and swollen, she is still unable to weight bear on this leg – we think that she may end up losing the leg.

Other than that, the wound on her face has healed, but we’re not sure if the eye is OK or not still. She is eating and drinking well, and seems fine in all other respects.

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Found

We were called out to a hog in need of help by a dog walker on Wednesday, but despite a thorough search, were unable to find him.

The next lunchtime, some good news – the hog that we were looking for had been found and brought in to us.

He was wandering around erratically and going in circles. He didn’t seem to see Dawn, the finder, or even roll up when she him picked up.

He was dehydrated, and had what look like bite marks on the left side of his face and nose, and a bald patch with 2 puncture wounds under his neck.

He had had subcut fluids, and was placed into a quiet box with food.

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Sick hedgehogs

In the last two weeks we have had several phone calls to report very sick/injured hedgehogs – which the finders did not pick up and make safe. This meant the injured hedgehogs somehow manage to crawl away and were not found. They would then have to spend often days on end just slowly suffering and dying! If they had been picked up, we could very likely have saved their life, or at least put a humane end to their suffering.

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Bank Holiday

We hope you are all enjoying your Bank Holiday weekend!

Ours has been spent mostly picking off flystrike from the many hogs who have come in over the weekend, hence not so many updates recently.

Please remember if you are doing any gardening or DIY in your gardens, look out for hedgehogs and in particular nests of babies. They may be under a shrub, a shed, decking, behind plant pots and even under the tarpaulin covers of garden furniture or bar-b-ques.

If you happen to disturb a nest, please cover it over again and give us a call for advice. We are here 24/7 on 07587 925476

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Hedgehogs in April

The majority of hedgehogs will usually wake up during April and will be preparing for their year ahead. The first priority is to replace some of the weight they have lost during hibernation and they will be very thirsty so make sure some clean ground level water is available for them. Some may come out of hibernation in a very poor condition and may be found out in the day. These will need to be rescued and passed on to a hedgehog rehabilitator.

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