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I think you may have misinterpreted what I said, scoobysue. I was not suggesting that ‘vets were not interested’ – I would expect vets to be interested in any and all animals – only that hog carers/rehabilitators (especially the more experienced ones) may be more specialised with hedgehogs in particular and (to repeat myself) In general, I would advise contacting a hog carer/rehabilitator first. However, in the circumstances which you found yourself – having had no luck with any of the centres you tried – of course contacting the vet was the best thing to do. An experienced carer/rehabilitator should also be able to advise if the hog needs to go to a vet.

BHPS also recommend (link included in post above) that if a hog is in pain/in need of urgent help and it isn’t possible to contact/get it to a carer/rehabilitator to take it to a vet.

That second paragraph was really aimed towards helping anyone else who finds a sick/injured hog – often people will read posts and not necessarily say anything. But, yes, it is always very distressing finding a sick or injured hog and having trouble getting help for it, as I very well know – which is partly why I do my best to help other people to help the hogs.

Sadly, despite all our best efforts, things don’t always turn out as we would have liked them to and that is sad. But the main thing is that you saved the hog you rescued from any more pain and that is important.