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Please DO NOT FEED baby squirrels. Many of the squirrels we’ve gotten recently have been fed by misinformed members of the public. This can eventually kill the baby. It’s heartbreaking for both the unknowing rescuer who fed the squirrel and for our Animal Care team. We all want to help these animals, but feeding them based on instructions or recipes you find online will only CAUSE HARM. At our rehabilitation center, they are fed by experienced staff and volunteers who have gone through many hours of training. They…

The second squirrel season of the year is here! Often we have well intentioned rescuers who bring in or call about what seems to be an orphaned squirrel they have come across. Sometimes these young squirrels are indeed orphans, but fortunately that isn’t usually the case! During this this time of year, its important to be aware of how to safely handle a baby squirrel that seems to be abandoned. Young squirrels have the greatest chance at survival with their mothers. If you see a baby squirrel alone…

Everybody’s heard of “Spring Cleaning”. Well, it’s time to create a new trend, “Winter Wildlife Proofing” (though ideally it should start before the first snow). When the leaves begin to change and the days begin to shorten, local wildlife are just starting to look for warm spaces to spend the remainder of the winter months, and create nesting sites for spring babies. Breeding season starts in late January for some wildlife so now is the time to seal up your home, to prevent unwanted furry residents: Check and…