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Update on hedgehog that was kicked by youths in Redruth

Update on hedgehog that was kicked by youths in Redruth

Published by Sarah Yeoman at 6:39am 18th May 2020.

A rescue centre has posted an update about a little hedgehog that was found being kicked by three youths in Redruth.

Poppy suffered various injuries, including internal bleeding, and is now being looked after at Prickles and Paws Hedgehog Rescue in Cubert, near Newquay.

Staff say she is now eating more and has gained weight, she is also much brighter which is big progress.

Poppy is now waiting for an anaesthetic and x-rays which will hopefully take place on Monday.

The little hedgehog was rescued by a passer-by after she was heard crying out in pain.

The appeal online has reached over 180,000 people and the rescue centre says new information has since been passed onto the police.

poppy the hedgehog

"A huge thank you to everyone who has shared the appeal for information, it has been viewed by over 180,000 people!

"This has resulted in a couple of people coming forward with further information which has been passed onto the police.

"Poppy is now eating more, coming out every couple of hours of so for a snack, she gained 15g last night which is massive progress for her.

"She is looking much brighter and we are much more optimistic that she will be stable enough for anaesthetic and x-rays at Penmellyn Vets St Columb on Monday to determine the cause and potential treatment of her hind leg injury.

"Thank you all for you support and sharing the appeal, we will post a further update on Monday once she has been seen by the orthopaedic specialist."

Prickles and Paws Hedgehog Rescue

poppy the hedgehog

"Police received a report three male youths had been seen kicking a hedgehog in Fords Row, Redruth, at around 12.20am on Tuesday 12th May. 

"A member of the public heard several loud thuds and saw the trio running away. One of them was seen to turn back midway up the road before the group realised they had been seen and hid behind some parked cars in the road. 

"The member so the public drive the distressed and bleeding animal to a vet and it was subsequently taken to a rescue centre."

Devon and Cornwall Police

Anyone with information is asked to contact police by emailing 101@dc.police.uk, quoting crime reference CR/038244/20. 

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