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Sick/injured hedgehog advice

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    Liz

    A neighbour called me out to rescue what appears to be a sick or injured hedgehog in the middle of the road in broad daylight. S/he was not obviously injured, and was not obviously infested with mites or fleas but certainly does not seem right. I put him in a box with straw and rang round the various hedgehog organisations but with it being ‘out of hours’ it was difficult to speak to anyone with any knowledge. General advice seemed to be to keep it secure overnight before taking to a vet/RSPCA tomorrow. What I really wanted to know was whether I should offer him/her some food/water after dusk or just let it rest till tomorrow. Probably too late for advice for this one, but given we have lots of hogs round here, I’d like to know for next time! In the meantime I’m enjoying watching the hoglets in my garden each night šŸ™‚

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    Nic

    Hi Liz

    Well done for helping the hog. If it was me I would offer them food and water. Did you try ringing the BHPS number? They can usually give you numbers of rescue places, advice, etc. I know it can be very frustrating trying to get help. I recently spent about 2 hours ringing around on a Sunday evening to try to get help for a badly injured hog. I hope the hog is ok and that you have managed to get it some help now.

    It’s good to hear there are lots of hogs round there. You are lucky to have hoglets in the garden already.

    P.S. love your profile pic.

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