Hedgehog rescue volunteer June Fitzgibbon, who is overseeing Pumpkin's care, says this is the first time the center has seen one of the animals in such a state, although she adds that he's already showing signs of improvement.
"We've had hedgehogs missing some quills, but never one that's been completely bald," Fitzgibbon tells The Dodo. "We think he's just beginning to grow some new ones, now that he's being treated. He's responding to it very well."
Fitzgibbon says she's sure that Pumpkin's spikes will all grow back eventually so he can return to the wild - but until that day comes, she and the rescue center staff will do their part to keep him cozy and safe.