Baby red squirrels rescued

The Scottish SPCA is hand-rearing two red squirrel siblings found orphaned in Elgin.

Ginger and SpiceWe were lerted on 24 May when a member of the public discovered the kits in a commercial garage having ran through a pool of antifreeze.

The female squirrels are now being looked after at our National Wildlife Rescue Centre in Fishcross, where staff have named them Ginger and Spice.

Centre manager Colin Seddon said, “Ginger and Spice had scurried through a small puddle of antifreeze in the garage and their tails and feet were soaked in the substance.

“Thankfully, they had not ingested any of it as this is toxic to them.

“Ginger and Spice are doing really well and are currently being hand-reared with a special milk formula.

“It won’t be long until they are strong enough to be moved to one of our outdoor enclosures before being released back into the wild.”

Anyone who discovers an injured or distressed wild animal should call our animal helpline on 03000 999 999.

Bird rescued by the Scottish SPCA being fed

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