Hedgehog rescued from tangled netting after dog sniffs it out

The hedgehog was spotted by a dog called Keith Credit: RSPCA

A hedgehog has been rescued in Wakefield, West Yorkshire, after getting tangled in netting at a cricket pavilion.

The hog was spotted by a dog called Keith while on a walk with his owners in Wrenthorpe on Friday 15 May.

His owners called the RSPCA, and inspector Kris Walker headed straight out to the hedgehogs's aid, releasing it from the netting.

He explained:

“This hog was in big trouble when Keith sniffed him out.

RSPCA inspector Kris Walker

Garden netting, like pond or fruit netting, can also be hazardous to wild animals. The RSPCA recommends replacing these types of netting with solid metal mesh in order to keep animals like hedgehogs safe.

The RSPCA has responded to more than 10,000 wildlife incidents since the lockdown.