Home Animals Amazing Story of Humanity Towards The Cutest Hedgehog That Lost All His...

Amazing Story of Humanity Towards The Cutest Hedgehog That Lost All His Spine

Hedgehogs seem to be the only exception to a nature animal that can look really quite menacing with huge sharp spines plastered across their bodies, however, they have taken the internet by storm over the past few years with people keeping the spikey animals as pets and sending videos viral of owners tickling their tummies. Most people actually find hedgehogs pretty cute, which is what makes this story initially really quite sad!

via cawthornerescue.com
via cawthornerescue.com

Frankie the little hedgehog was found on a Saturday morning in a student halls kitchen at the University of Sheffield by a caretaker, who described him as ‘In a right state’. Frankie the poor hedgehog was curled into a small ball in a state of panic, anxiety and extreme fear. In addition to this, the students who had removed Frankie from the wild had chopped off all his spines which as a result left him in excruciating pain and dehydrated. Not only would this have caused extreme levels of stress for the poor innocent animal, but it was a malicious act with intent on the student’s behalf as they successfully chopped off all his spines, with an unidentified sharp instrument.

via cawthornerescue.com
via cawthornerescue.com

Immediately after being found, Frankie was taken to the Cawthorne Hedgehog Sanctuary in South Yorkshire, where owners, Anita and husband Alan Broadhead met the little hedgehog in shock. Anita said, “When we first saw him we burst into tears, to think that someone could do that to a poor little animal.” They had never come across such a malicious and cruel case and knew this would be a challenging recovery for Frankie due to the amount of psychological harm caused. Frankie had to have a scan to check none of his bones were broken due to being kicked around like a football, but luckily they were all in tact!

via cawthornerescue.com
via cawthornerescue.com

Now Frankie is in a warm home in the Cawthorne Hedgehog Sanctuary, in the best possible loving hands. He cannot be released back into the wild due to being defenceless with no spines but once a new set have grown through, he is expected to be safe to go back out. Once more, he is seeming happier and more relaxed, having uncurled himself from his scared little ball, so things are definitely on the up for little hedgehog Frankie!



LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

11,153FansLike
542FollowersFollow
747FollowersFollow

PEOPLE READING NOW

This Dad’s Gift for His Physically Challenged Daughter Will Bring Tears into Your Eyes

British artist Dan White already knew his nine-year-old daughter Emily was special, and now he's found the perfect way to show the rest of...

After Seeing These 6 Actors Playing These Famous Musicians You’ll Forgive Their Pasts

It's been released that actress Noomi Rapace is set to play Amy Winehouse in an upcoming biopic detailing her struggle with drugs that eventually...

16 Examples Why Magazine Advice Columns Are Not Worth Our Attention – #7 Got Too Far

Women's magazines - you love to hate them. But, even though you know they're a load of crap, sometimes you just can't resist a...

15 Reasons We’re Buzzing For Inside Out

Pixar have created the all-time family favourite classics that we love and cherish such as UP, Toy Story, Monsters Inc, Tangled, Ratatouille and the...

10 Ways Of Saying “NO” When We’re Told We Have To Stay Late To Work or Other Life Scenarious

Most of us have had that situation and we've come up with 10 GIFs to try and sum up our reactions to when we are asked to stay late at work!. We hope you agree.