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    We have at least 3 hedgehogs visiting our small urban garden (We are near a large park and woodland). The most regular visitor, Hedginald had been limping for a few days.
    Rescues up here near Newcastle, like most places are at capacity. However, one took a look at the video I sent them and advised to catch him and take him to the 24/7 vets.
    We did so last night at 1 a.m. Sadly, he had an open fracture on his front leg and his foot was dead so the vet had to euthanise him.
    Picking him up to take him in was a really hard thing to do but I couldn’t leave him in what must have been terrible pain.

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    Hi Pubcat

    So sad to hear about what must have been a very upsetting experience for you. Well done for helping Hedginald – you did your best for him and that is all we can ever do. Just sad that this time it didn’t turn out well. But as you suggest, you saved him from even more pain.

    You might like to add him to the Big Hedgehog Map. I always think it is a way of making it count that that hog existed and hopefully it can contribute to the welfare of other hogs.

    I hope the other hogs manage to stay out of trouble and you continue to enjoy their visits.

    Good luck


    Thank you. I will add him. I have also donated catfood to a local wildlife charity who are inundated with hogs at the moment in his memory.

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    That’s lovely, Pubcat. I’m sure it will be a great help to them.

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