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Rescue of the Week: Maryland Woman Saves Squirrel

Rescue of the Week: Maryland Woman Saves Squirrel

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.

To see more photos of this squirrel’s rescue click here
Laura Simpson is the Founder of The Great Animal Rescue Chase and Harmony Fund.

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4:16AM PDT on May 23, 2013

Thank you for sharing.

4:56AM PST on Jan 24, 2013

I wish there're more nice people

2:16PM PDT on Sep 24, 2012

wonderful story

11:16AM PDT on Apr 30, 2012

So thank full for human angels working hard for little creatures---

11:16AM PDT on Apr 30, 2012

So thank full for human angels working hard for little creatures---

11:16AM PDT on Apr 30, 2012

So thank full for human angels working hard for little creatures---

10:28AM PST on Feb 13, 2012 these rescue stories..and kudos to June B also.

6:49PM PST on Dec 17, 2011

great story

9:46AM PST on Dec 3, 2011

Sweet little guy - thank you!!

9:11AM PST on Dec 3, 2011

FANTASTIC!! I'd have done the same thing!!

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