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Visitors urged to keep dogs under control after hedgehog injured at Sconce and Devon Park, Newark.




Park staff are urging visitors to keep control of their dogs after a hedgehog was injured.

The warning comes after a dog managed to get hold of a hedgehog at Sconce and Devon Park, Newark, on Saturdayl.

"I was in the right place at the right time to quickly drive the hedgehog to the rescue centre in Farnsfield," said a member of staff on Facebook.

Hedgehog facing camera (33773530)
Hedgehog facing camera (33773530)

"Unfortunately, the dog has caused a lot of damage including biting off the hogs right rear leg. It is now in a specialist care unit in Beeston. If the poor thing pulls through I will give him a good home in my garden.

"It just illustrates the damage that dogs can do in the park if they are not controlled properly.

"If your dog likes to chase and worry wildlife please find somewhere else to walk or keep your dog on a tight lead.

"Hedgehogs are massively declining in numbers and they are a protected species. Thank you to volunteer Jodie for helping with the hedgehog.

"If you wish to support a brilliant local rescue centre with a donation the Hogs of Winterfell Hedgehog Rescue Centre is in Farnsfield."

Its Facebook page can be found at https://www.facebook.com/HogsofWinterfell/



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