Squirrel delivered to rehab by cab

Posted August 12, 2010

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— A woman whose cat caught a squirrel Wednesday was so worried for the animal that she called a cab to deliver it to Triangle Wildlife Rehabilitation.

Ann Rogers said she got a call from Sallie Crawford of Hillsborough, who was concerned that bacteria in her cat's mouth would infect the squirrel.

Crawford doesn't drive, so she called a cab and paid about $55 for the trip, Rogers said.

Rogers said "Squirrely" will eventually be released back into the wild.


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  • weliveto10 Aug 13, 2010

    Thank you, Ladybug008! I am the owner of BAD Babycat, the assaulter, and suggogate to baby Squirrely- Can't drive well at the moment due to a back injury, and I'm so grateful to Ms. Rogers/Triangle Wildlife Rehab. & to Tony Barnes/ Tony's Taxicab for making a happy ending to what could have been a sad story!! Squirrely is a sweet as she looks on camera!

  • jse830fcnawa030klgmvnnaw+ Aug 13, 2010

    Forgot to mention that if you find a non-pet critter needing help, you can call your local vet or the Afterhours Small Animal Clinic (, and they can help or even accept the critter. My relative found a bird in the parking garage, basically abandoned, and the Clinic accepted the bird for rehab. I ended up transporting this bird to the Clinic.

  • Ladybug008 Aug 13, 2010

    Kudos to Ms. Crawford!!! Wish everyone were as accommodating to our wildlife. St. Francis is smiling down on her!

  • jse830fcnawa030klgmvnnaw+ Aug 13, 2010

    If it was a flying squirrel, it could have gone to rehab a lot faster. Of course, TSA and the FAA would have grounded the little critter...

  • yesnomaybesok Aug 12, 2010

    FRIZZ.. U my dear have just made my day! laughing my head off =D thanks!!!

  • simplyme29 Aug 12, 2010

    This is so cute and sweet:)

  • Frizz Aug 12, 2010

    I read the headline and thought the squirrel was going to alcohol rehab. Staring at a computer all day will make you crazy!