On Saturday, March 1st, Oakland Animal Services received the first orphaned baby squirrels that the Yggdrasil Urban Wildlife Rescue (YUWR) Shelter in Oakland has seen this season. For the last three years, YUWR has seen the first babies on March 3rd…so they came two days early this year. YUWR fosters and then releases hundreds of baby squirrels every year. They need squirrel foster parents – so please go to www.yuwr.org for more information!
If you find a baby squirrel that is pink/hairless on the ground, place it in a box with blankets and bring it to the Shelter or contact YUWR. If the baby squirrel has fur, leave the baby squirrel by the base of the tree for the mother to come pick it up. If found in the afternoon, leave out until just before dusk, but bring it indoors for the night. Do not attempt to feed any baby squirrel.