College Students Took This Prank Too Far…

Image: Cawthorne Hedgehog Rescue

Image: Cawthorne Hedgehog Rescue

Authorities at the University of Sheffield, England, were alarmed when they received a report of a dying hedgehog in one of the university’s kitchens.

University staff called the Cawthorne Hedgehog Sanctuary to see what they could do for the poor hedgehog that was found dehydrated with his spines cut off. Apparently someone thought it would be fun to cut off the poor animal’s spines that help protect it.

Image: Cawthorne Hedgehog Rescue

Image: Cawthorne Hedgehog Rescue

Anita Broadhead, the head of the sanctuary, couldn’t believe that someone would do such a thing to a peaceful animal.

The little guy was named Frank. Not only did Frank suffer from dehydration and the severing of his coat, but he was also found with a bad case of ringworm. It is likely that whoever cut off his spines was infected with the disease, serves them right!

Frank is expected to stay at the sanctuary for 8 long months of recovery.

Image: Cawthorne Hedgehog Rescue

Image: Cawthorne Hedgehog Rescue

“The poor little thing is in no state to be released into the wild because he’s got no defence. We’ve got to wait for his old spines to shed for him to grow new ones,”

“Stop and think how you would feel if someone mistreated you and left you in a position where you couldn’t look after yourself because you had no means of protection,”- Anita Broadhead

Article: Distractify