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Ambulance used to give dying badger ride to vet

Some were concerned that taxpayer money was being used to transport a badger

Banbury Guardian 

BANBURY, England — An ambulance was used to transport an injured badger to a veterinary practice after NHS staff discovered it lying wounded in the road.

The Banbury Guardian launched an investigation into the incident after receiving an anonymous letter raising concerns.

The author claimed to have seen a Facebook post earlier this month by an emergency care assistant for South Central Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SCAS) which stated: “We found an injured badger in the road about 3am on night shift the other night. I rang my vet and we took it down to her in the ambulance. She put it down (it was too far gone for saving). :(”

Full story: Ambulance trip for sick badger

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Robert Gift Robert Gift Thursday, November 29, 2012 5:48:59 PM Thank you EMS personnel and veterinarian for trying to help. Must be careful about SICK animals. Raccoons here may have a disease which humans should not contact without BSI.
Wayland Slater Wayland Slater Saturday, December 01, 2012 1:15:02 PM We were lucky. One of our FF's (now a Capt.) father was a vet. Like so, so many fire victims are pets. Wild animals, that's were I agree Robert G.

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