Left Photo: All of the squirrels in this photo are 3 weeks of age. The babies on the left side of the photo were fed with the boiled milk formula by the individuals that found them initally and weigh 15 to 22 grams.
The squirrels on the right side of the photo were fed a proper diet and weigh 60 to 65 grams.
Right Photo: Baby squirrel on the left was 3 weeks of age and weighed 72 grams and was fed the proper diet by the individuals that found him.
The squirrel on the right was fed an improper diet by the individuals that found him, which started with evaporated milk and then changed to Tiny Tiger, and was 6 weeks of age and weighed only 62 grams.
Because the one on the right was fed an improper diet he had terrible diarrhea and was also aspirated from improperly feeding him.
Photos above: This squirrel was fed cow's milk for 4 weeks by its rescuer. Persistent diarrhea resulted in a prolapsed rectum. She did not survive.
Raccoon Family burned Alive
A pest control company was called to remove a raccoon family from a chiminey. After harassing the animal family for an hour without much success they decided to block the chimney and then lit a fire in the fire place to burn them alive! This baby survived the ordeal and was taken to the Raccoon Cabin in Houston for rehabilitation.
Infant Squirrel bitten by Fireants
Infant Squirrel was attacked by fireants. She survived, was raised and released.
Opossum trapped for 3 days with Babies
This opossum mother with 3 babies in her pouch was brought to the Rainbow Wildlife Rescue by a teenager. His father had trapped these animals and left them in the trap for 3 days without food or water in mid-summer in Texas. The opossum mother tried frantically to escape which resulted in a bloody nose, raw feet and abrasions. All of them were emaciated and severely dehydrated. They were all treated successfully and returned to the wild 2 weeks later.
Raccoon kit caught in illegal bear trap, needed amputation
Meeko, a 3 months old raccoon, was found with this illegal bear trap attached to her and taken to Carol Infalt, a licensed wildlife rehabilitator. She had started to chew off her own paw. Her left arm had to be amputated. Meeko never really recovered from this traumatic event and passed away a few months later.
Birds of Prey
This hawk was hit by a car and suffered a broken wing
This hawk was found with a bullet in it's back
Owl sprayed by Skunk in the eyes
Emaciated owl with fractured ellbow
Infant Squirrel bitten by a Cat
Infant squirrel rescued from a cat's mouth. The front paw fell off on it's own. The squirrel grew up and was released at a soft release site where her adjustment into the wild was closely monitored. She's doing just fine.
Raccoon hit by Car
Raccoon hit by car. The whole nose evulsed off her nasal cavity. The septum rotted out and was removed and Vet was able to stitch it down somewhat into place again by securing to her gums and around her teeth. Released about 2 weeks later. Pictures provided by: Deanna Gualtieri, Rascal Rescue
These 2 lucky cottontail rabbits escaped lawnmowers. Barely.
Other Cases, including kittens
Above: Kitten rescued from a barn fire brought in by a firefighter with smoke inhalation and burns to her face. She survived and was adopted to a good home.
Above: Kitten brought in by Animal Control with severe eye infection. He was treated and adopted to a good home.
Conjoined birds, did not survive
Kitten with severed leg, dog bite, euthanized
Raccoon with severe Mange, survived
Burned nose, amputated arm, raccoon survived
Kitten with maggots in left eye and under tail. Did not survive.
The Dirty Robin
This bird was picked up by a lady who saw it sitting on the ground in the city park. She assumed the bird was orphaned and in danger of being attacked by the other adult robin trying to get to the fledgling.
Little did she suspect that this adult robin was most likely the mother and not out to hurt the baby.
But the lady meant well and took the bird home unaware that she had just kidnapped it right from underneath the eyes of it's mom.
The kind lady then looked online and found a handfeeding diet for parrots which misleadingly states it works for ALL baby birds.
Meant was ALL pet birds, not wild birds. Parrots have completely different nutritional needs than wild birds. The diet of a Robin consists of invertebrates (such as beetle grubs and caterpillars), fruits and berries while Parrots eat seeds, fruit, nectar, pollen, buds, and very rarely insects.
The lady proceeded to feed this bird with a soupy mix of the parrot formula and spilled it all over the the animal without cleaning it up properly.
After a week she noticed that the bird started to lose feathers and acting weak and finally decided to call a wildlife rehabilitator.
The robin suffered from skin infections, lost a lot of it's feathers which caused problems in regulating its body temperature.
Due to the wrong nutrition and lack of sunlight (the bird was kept inside a room during that week) it also suffered from the beginning stages of metabolic bone disease.
Thankfully with a lot of patience, care and proper nutrition the bird made a full recovery and was released.