Got called out just after midnight to a very distressed lady whose dog had bought in a very young hedgehog. On arrival we searched the garden and found four more very small young hogs, very cold and not looking too good. We then discovered mum, who is very poorly, we were told the neighbours use a lot of slug pellets, so possibly mum has been poisoned. Bought them all back and gave them a check over, after some tlc they have all been dispatched for special care to the hog rescue centre. Needless to say I finally got to bed just after 3am and I was up again at 5am, so now feeling a bit trashed. Been told young hogs doing well, sadly mum not so good and may have to be put down. I so curse these slug pellets why do people use them when they cause death to other wildlife, is a plant or veg of more value than the life of a hedgehog.