Homeowners chainsawed a dead tree and unintentionally hit a nest of baby red squirrels. Frankenstein (right) sustained severe lacerations across his back and belly, and lost the tip of his tail. Shelly (left) lost most of her tail.
As animal lovers, the homeowners immediately brought the babies to Dr. Rob Turmel, Richmond Animal Hospital (by chance RVWS’ vet), who sedated them and stitched them up at no charge.
Frankenstein healed beautifully and had his stitches removed a week later. Both squirrels are are thriving in our care and have two more littermates from the same area. They will be released when they are 12 weeks old.