Squirrel rescued by warm heart: S. Fern St., 1500 block, April 30. Responding to a call about a dying squirrel on the sidewalk during a storm, an animal control officer picked up the cold, lethargic animal and gave it heat therapy and formula. Within two hours, it was active. The squirrel was taken to a rehabilitator for continued recovery.
Severely wounded baby bunny dies: S. Arlington Mill Dr., 2600 block, April 29. A woman took a baby rabbit that her dog had caught to the shelter. The rabbit had a punctured abdomen and was euthanized.
Squeaky-clean but delicate: N. 11th St., 2300 block, April 28. An officer responded to a report of a juvenile squirrel stuck in a washing machine and covered with laundry detergent. The officer took the animal to a rehabilitator, where it was treated for ulcers to the eyes caused by the detergent. It was to be released to the wild once recovered.