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I talked about my friend on how she "rescued" a co-worker hedgehog but regreted it and now the little hedgie is sick with a growing tumor and diareha she don't want to treat cause it's expensive. :x

So I told her, after trying to find her girl a loving home prepared to pay for vet care, that she should put her to sleep and free her from her surfering. But most exotic vet won't just put her to sleep (thank god IMO). They want you to have an exam, then if it's the right thing in their mind (only if...) they do and you have also to pay for that and disposal of the body and it's 140$ for everything. She doesn't want to pay for that's so she's thinking of letting her die or try a DIY euthanasia. I try to convice her not to do that, that it's uterly cruel. I don't know what do to since I can't financally help her, I think I'll be offering her to drive her to the vet faculty if they are willing to do it for less. I'm so angry at her.
 

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Personally, I'd just call around to all vets(not just exotics) and find one who will just euthanize without the checkup. Since no one wants to take her in who will actually deal with her tumor, it'd be better just to have her euthanized, and when that's the only thing you want done, just see if you can find ANY vet who will do it.

When you find a place, PM me, cause I'd be willing to see what I can do and mail you a cheque(cause paypal hates me) to chip in for the cost of it, as I'd prefer her to have a peaceful end, rather than having her suffer for any longer than needed. And the mail shouldn't take too long, from Toronto to Montreal... Sorry, but the "letting her die" and the "DIY euthanasia" just depresses me, so I'd rather try to chip in on the vet fees to give the girl a proper end.

But I'm glad you are doing all you can to help your friend, and talking her out of the DIY thing...
 

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I'll try to phone the Vet Faculty tonight about the price and try some cat n dog vet. I'm pretty sure they'll refuse and will direct me to exotic vet. You're just so nice wanting to help me, this really touches me. But then, if I accept those donation for her she may be just like "oh well why should I pay when there's total stanger on the forum Karine goes that would pay for her". I still want her too feel responsable for her... but yeah I don't want her to suffer. I'll keep you updated. I'm so depressed too about this and I'm just angry she considered "poisoning her".
 

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Immortalia that is a lovely offer. What a lovely person. It makes me feel sick thinking your friend wants to try DIY euthanasia. Tell her not to do that whatsoever. Definately find any vet. I wish i could take her. :(
 

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the saddest thing about the poisoning is the fact that hedges are tollerant of most toxins, so it would not only be prolonging the suffereing.....but also adding to it time and time again untill the "right" chemical was found
 

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PM me please.

I've been torn about this story since you first posted about it. I don't know how much I can do to help but I will certainly try. That said, please don't say anything to identify your friend as anyone who would even think of a DIY euthanazia is a complete moron. I'm so angry that someone would think of such a thing!

Of course I know it has nothing to do with you personally FiaSpice, I'm happy you're trying to help this hedgie out. I just find it so sad that someone could watch this happening to their own animal and do so little...

Hopefully we can still help this little one
 

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Explain the situation to the vet clinics, and if anything, try an animal shelter as well. They usually do it for cheap.

Don't tell your friend there is someone willing to chip in. Find a place, get the quote, and get your friend to put in as much effort as she can. Let me know, and I'll see what I can chip into it. Just tell her that YOU might be able to scrounge up something, but not without HER help in it.
 

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Is there an SPCA where you are? In BC the SPCA's have vet clinics in them or vets on call. The purpose of the SPCA is to not allow animals to suffer. Maybe they will euthanise the poor little hedgie.
 

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Immortalia said:
Explain the situation to the vet clinics, and if anything, try an animal shelter as well. They usually do it for cheap.

Don't tell your friend there is someone willing to chip in. Find a place, get the quote, and get your friend to put in as much effort as she can. Let me know, and I'll see what I can chip into it. Just tell her that YOU might be able to scrounge up something, but not without HER help in it.
Thanks, I'll try the SPCA and see what they say, I didn't even tought about that. Even if I can't give money I feel a bit better by passing calls and asking for advise, that the only thing I can do...

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Is there an SPCA where you are? In BC the SPCA's have vet clinics in them or vets on call. The purpose of the SPCA is to not allow animals to suffer. Maybe they will euthanise the poor little hedgie.
I don't think they have a vet cinic in them... but then again I went to Montreal's SPCA only to give them my catfood on the verge of beeing past due
 

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I've contacted my vet's office about this hedgie and I can bring it in for a check up pretty quickly.

I'll wait for you to get in touch with me and we'll get this little one taken care of properly :)

Anny
 

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That is great! Thank you so much for watching over her to make sure she was not dumped as a "sick worthless animal". Poor sweet little girl.
 

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Thank you to Immortalia for your kind offer, Anny for moving heaven and earth for this little one (and I am sure heaven will reward you for the wonder you are doing), and FiaSpice for her relentless posts so no one would forget this little girl and her emergency needs. Thank you!
 

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I will try my best to help Capri out. She will be coming home to me this evening and we'll be going to see a vet as soon as possible. So far I could only book something for Saturday morning as I can't miss work... I'm still trying to see if I can find another exotic vet who could see her before then.

I'll keep you guys updated, I'll have a good look tonight and take some pictures if possible and see how she's managing otherwise.
 

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Perhaps a vet school would be willing to do it? I know it sounds crass to let a vet student use the hedgehog as practice for euthanizing but I can't think of anything else that wouldn't just prolong her suffering. I don't know if the SPCA or a shelter would be able to help but it's worth calling and asking.
 
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