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Your contributions help us rescue and rehabilitate squirrels in Pune and overall in Maharastra that get admitted to RESQ Wildlife TTC due to various human-inflicted scenarios like unregulated tree felling, dehydration, and being orphaned as the parents succumb to road accidents.
Squirrels have now become an integral part of the city's wildlife. They are possibly more common in the city than in the peri-urban and rural areas thanks to the abundance of food and shelter around humans. However, this often results in squirrels being displaced and injured due to unregulated tree felling. Falling from trees causes trauma or critical injuries.
Sometimes this also is responsible for several pups being orphaned and such pups are admitted to RESQ Wildlife TTC. Such orphans need tender care and appropriate nutrition to survive the first few weeks until they start self-feeding. An integral part of their rehabilitation revolves around cutting them off human contact and encouraging them to forage. Such squirrels are reared for 2-3 months and soft released into a safe habitat where they can acclimatize themselves with the surroundings to gradually eliminate their human dependency.
It costs us an average of Rs. 1,500 per month which includes their special nutrition feeds, veterinary care and rehabilitation supplies and care items until release.