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So sad to hear about the hog.
It’s outrageous that the vet charges you. I thought they treated wildlife free. When I had a badly injured hog and the Wildlife Hospital people were on holiday. I contacted the RSPCA. They weren’t much help in that they couldn’t collect the hog until the next day, which was very distressing as it must have been in a lot of pain. They did, however, give me the name of a vet, who I presume they had connections with, if I could transport it myself. Those vets didn’t charge me for putting the poor hog to sleep.
It’s hard enough that a hog has to be put to sleep without having to pay for it, when you may not be able afford it.
Glad to hear you are going on the Vale course. I’m sure that will be a great help. The BHPS should be able to give you the numer of any hog carers/rehabilitators near you. You can ring them on 01584 890801. I suspect many of them are too busy to read what’s on the Forum!