One afternoon, a tree trimmer called us. He had two baby squirrels and was looking for help. He stated that if they had been
pinkies (newborns), he would have just thrown them in the tree shredder. But these were older babies and soooooo cute, he
decided to find assistance rather than kill them.
We agreed to take the babies and tried to educate him on reuniting infants with mom and offered some techniques he could use to
alleviate the problem of orphaning babies completely. He wasn't interested in being "lectured".
We had our bingo game that same day and had to leave in order to prepare for the session. As the location of the bingo hall
was convenient for him, he agreed to bring the babies there. After receiving the squirrels at our Bingo hall, we examined
them. He had neglected to mention that he had hit them both with the chain saw. The injuries did not appear life threatening.
We kept them warm, fed them warmed fluids and continued with our bingo game. We checked on them frequently and offered fluids
throughout the evening.
The next day, they were taken to Kathy Brown, D.V.M., who has a clinic called Hometown Veterinary Clinic located in
Parker, Colo. She cleaned the wounds and agreed that the injuries were not severe.
We thank Dr. Brown for her thorough and generous treatment of the babies.
They healed beautifully, grew up wild and were released along the Highland Canal.
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