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Baby Squirrel Gets a Cast on Broken Leg—The Entire Internet Wants to Sign It

2018-04-10 17:39
A windstorm in western New York state left many residents without power over April 4 and 5, and also left one baby squirrel with a broken front leg. Two woman heard a tree crash in the woods when she was working at a horse farm. She then started to hear cries and eventually went to investigate. She found two baby squirrels who had a nest on the fallen tree and were now helpless on the ground, their mother not in sight. Two woman picked them up and called the Orphaned Wildlife Center in Otisville, which documented the story on its Facebook page. The charity’s employee found one of the squirrels had its front leg swollen. It was taken to Catskill Veterinary Services in Rock Hill, where a vet fitted a tiny cast on the broken limb. “Hopefully a week or two in this splint and he will be as good as new,” the vet practice stated on Facebook. The Orphaned Wildlife Center has since named the squirrel Katarina. Credit: Orphaned Wildlife Center via Storyful