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Rescued rare albino hedgehog gets new home

It is illegal to own a hedgehog as a pet in California.

An albino hedgehog
An albino hedgehog

By Alistair Mason, PA

An albino hedgehog found in a back garden has been rescued and transported to a new home.

The hedgehog was named Nic – short for Sonic – after being taken in by Riverside County Department of Animal Services having been found in a backyard of a home in southern California earlier this month.

“Nic” — short for Sonic — has left the building. The hedgehog was reportedly found in a Riverside backyard a little more...

Posted by Riverside County Animal Services on Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Because hedgehogs are illegal to own in California, Nic stayed with animal services until they could find a suitable new home this week.

Now he has been transferred to a MeoowzResQ, a rescue organisation that specialises in cats but also has a permit to look after exotic animals.

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