Subterranean Wildlife Blues


Many years ago, an open house held by one of our Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals facilities was promoted by the local press with the headline: “Cats, Rats and Bats All Receive the Best Care at the RSPCA’s Centre at Stapeley Grange.” A few days later, in my role as RSPCA Wildlife Rehabilitation Coordinator, I was asked to reply to a letter from a young girl wondering why we would rehabilitate rats but not squirrels; after all, people like squirrels, but they don’t like rats. At that time, it was illegal to rehabilitate grey squirrels in the…


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