We get loads of injuries caused by dogs attacking hedeghogs.
This injury was done by a Jack Russell terrier. The hedgehog was lucky to survive. The vast majority of dog attacks don’t survive. A high proportion of the attacks we see are by Staffordshire bull terriers or similar dogs bred for fighting. Their powerful interlocking jaws crush all the bones and internal organs causing massive internal bleeding.
Think carefully before taking on a cat or dog. Look after the wildlife in your garden instead.
Dog attacks are now becoming commonplace and of course it’s never the owner’s fault. We get hogs in all year round that have been found by dogs that “wouldn’t hurt a fly”, “have a soft mouth” etc etc etc. These hogs usually come with deep tooth marks, broken legs, ribs, skull fractures and eyes missing.
If you know your dog is likely to chase small animals in your garden please put a muzzle on it before letting it out to play. Muzzles are not cruel – your dog is highly unlikely to need to defend itself in your garden. Your dog learned that LEAD! meant walkies and gets excited, he can also learn that MUZZLE! means play time. There are numerous safety muzzles that you can buy
- Dog attacks Deer
- Animals attacked by dogs
- Deer killed by dogs
- Help! Petra Attacked A Hedgehog In The Garden
- My dog attacked a hedgehog last night
- Deterring hedgehogs from our garden to save them!
These are just the tip of the iceberg and it’s always “an accident”