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Hamworthy Hedgehog Rescue

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Transfer

Last night and today, so far; 1 x female hoglet 131g found out alone in the middle of a main

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Two more entries

Two more entries this evening, a young female with lots of broken spines and both centre toes ripped off her

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Three more hoglets

Three more hoglets have joined us this lunch time, brought in from Sturminster Marshall. They were in a stable, wandering

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Three more…

Three more hoglets just arrived, two boys and a girl, weighing in at 48g, 50g & 52g, all still have

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Blind

This poor old fella came to us Friday afternoon, he was found wandering around in circles.

Upon examination, we found that both his eyes are missing, with small wounds around the area, which suggests that birds have pecked his eyes out .

He does have a respiratory infection, which could explain why he would have been out in daytime and was able to be attacked.

Hogs like this cause us ethical and moral issues – do we keep him alive to live in permanent captivity, all be it in an enclosed garden, or do we have him put to sleep.

We’ll have to sleep on this one, poor bugger.

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Marian

Meet Marian, she came to us last week after being seen out in daytime, wandering around aimlessly. She has a sunken left eye and her right eye looks milky, so is possibly blind.

As you can see from the photos, she also has significant spine loss, probably from a mite or ringworm infection that, judging from the condition of her skin, appears to have cleared up.

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Didn’t make it

This little hog came in at lunchtime today, having been found out during the day, just laying on the lawn.

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