Please enjoy this brand new weekly column, which will chronicle the heroic actions of everyday animal lovers in The Great Animal Rescue Chase.
By Maxine Hillary
It was the coldest day of the season and I am so glad I thought to bring an extra sweater. I was walking back to my office from a quick trip to the drug store and I saw a squirrel at the base of a tree. I noticed he wasn’t moving, so I got closer to take a look. The little guy had blood on his nose. I scooped him up, tucked him in my sweater and took him in the office to try to get him immediate help.
My boss overheard me calling different places and freaked and made me take him outside. But I wasn’t going to leave him to the crows. I called a friend who agreed to come get him and hold onto him until I could leave work. I sat outside and waited 40 minutes for her to get there.
Turns out he had a head injury. He is now at the Second Chance Wildlife Rescue and he and a few of his buddies will be released into my yard in the spring. I’m planning a squirrel release party and fundraiser for the rescue. I’m so glad we could help little Perry Arturo.
Photo by Maxine Hillary