Two emergencies

We had a couple of emergencies before 9 o’clock this morning, one of which has sadly had to be put to sleep.The first was a female, probably hit by a car, and had several head wounds. It was taken straight to the vets, where x-ray showed multiple skull fractures, including one the that had split the head from front to back, and had split the sinus.

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Trapped

Another new entry on Saturday, which was found in a totally enclosed garden that is fully paved, so no chance of finding food or water. It appears he had squeezed through a tiny gap, and fallen 3 feet down into the garden.

He has worn all his claws down to the quick in his efforts to get back out of the garden, and scraped and blistered all his feet.

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Lizzie

The wound above Lizzie’s eye has almost healed now, but the eye is still very cloudy. We are still not sure if she will regain the sight in this eye or not.

She has to regrow her hair and spikes above and around the eye, which may take some time, so she will be staying with us for a while yet.

Hedgehogs with sight in only one eye do surprisingly well in the wild, this is due to the fact that they actually have fairly poor eyesight, and find most of their food by smell.

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