With his backs cut off in the kitchen of an University of Sheffield, England, student accommodation building, a hedgehog was located over the weekend. Staff at the university immediately called the Cawthorne Hedgehog Sanctuary, who arrived to discover this…

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Cawthorne Hedgehog Rescue

Anita Broadhead, who runs the refuge, told Buzzfeed that they found Frank the hedgehog “in a correct state.” “When we first saw him we burst into tears, to believe that someone could do that to a poor little creature,” she included.

She is not certain what was used to cut Frank’s backs, “all we understand is that the sharp ends of his backs were cut off and he was dehydrated.”

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Cawthorne Hedgehog Rescue

Frank had “a terrible case of ringworm. The kicker is that ringworm is highly infectious. So whoever cut his backs probably has it also.

After a rapid visit to the veterinarian, Frank was fixed up, but it is not likely that he will uncurl for some time yet due to the pressure he is been

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Cawthorne Hedgehog Rescue

Frank is anticipated to remain at the refuge for about eight months. By then, a fresh set of backs will have grown in and his ringworm will be treated.

“The poor little thing is in no state got no defence. We’ve got to await his old backs to drop for new ones to grow,” Broadhead

“Stop and think how you’d feel if you were mistreated by someone and left you in a position where you couldn’t look after yourself because you’d no means of protection,” she included.

The case has been refereed to the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, who are working with the University of Sheffield.

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