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Home Forums Carers / rescuing a hedgehog Broken-legged hedgehog Reply To: Broken-legged hedgehog

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Hi JollyP

Really pleased you managed to catch, at least one of the poor hogs. I was suspecting a dog when you first mentioned it. A couple of years ago a dog got into my garden and fatally wounded an adult female hog. The bite must have punctured the spinal cord – her leg wasn’t swollen, just totally useless. Very sad. Luckily I noticed something happening down the garden whilst the dog was still there, so I knew who it belonged to. I definitely would ask your neighbours if they have seen an injured hog in their garden. Nothing worse than nearly catching a hog and it disappears next door – and I can’t see why they would mind, but then I am totally biased. It is so distressing having an injured hog, I do feel for you. But sounds as if you have really been going the ‘extra mile’ to help it. Good luck.