Nelson the hedgehog is unusual in the fact that he is more or less spineless, with only a few on the lower half of his body.
He is a resident at Foxy Lodge Wildlife Rescue in Hemsby, Norfolk, where each day a volunteer gives him a massage with lotion to help combat his dry skin.
Nelson is just one of the needy animals at the rescue centre which also homes a blind fox, deer and kittens.
It is run by Tonia and John Garner.
They met 10 years ago and soon discovered they shared the same dream - to set up a wildlife sanctuary.
Since then, they have rescued and rehabilitated hundreds of animals and birds each year, and expect the figure for 2016 alone to exceed 1,000.