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9 Hedgehogs Rescued from Ocean Beach Trash Can

Nine hedgehogs are recuperating under the care of County Animal Services after being rescued from a trash can in Ocean Beach.

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CAS said it will try to place the hedgehogs with people who already have permits to possess the animals, or they will be transferred out of the state.
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Department of Animal Services
Nine hedgehogs are recovering at County Animal Services after being rescued from a trash can in Ocean Beach on Thursday.
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Department of Animal Services
A call came in to animal control, where a responding officer found several hedgehogs loose inside the trash can. The officer then noticed a moving bag.
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CAS said it will try to place the hedgehogs with people who already have permits to possess the animals, or they will be transferred out of the state.
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Department of Animal Services
It is illegal to possess hedgehogs in California, so the animals will not be available for adoption. County Animal Services is asking anyone with information to call them at (619) 767-2740.
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The officer tore open the bag and found more of the animals inside. Five hedgehogs inside the bag were dead. County Animal Services said veterinary staff had to euthanize one hedgehog because it was in poor health and was suffering.
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“Hedgehogs are very shy, timid creatures and for someone to tie them up in trash bags and throw them away is unconscionable,” said County Animal Services Director Dan DeSousa in a press release.“Someone needs to come forward with information so we can hold whoever did this cruel act accountable.”
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