Grace, a disabled squirrel, was seized from her home and caregivers on 26 August 2014, by Alabama Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries without an official warrant - just a plain white typed paper – not on official letterhead.
This department prefers plan to EUTHANIZE Grace, rather than allow her safe return home.
In November 2013, a squirrel fought for her life after sustaining multiple, severe injuries on a daycare playground. Her head was trapped in a toy Tonka truck, and she was left to struggle for 2-3 days in the hot Florida heat by day and in thunderstorms by night. Weak and near death, the squirrel was finally taken by someone to a veterinarian, who had to cut the truck from her now severely mangled, swollen head and neck.
The squirrel, later known as Grace, sustained multiple, severe injuries, including very deep cuts and lacerations around her neck, head, ears and shoulders, a collapsed lung and permanent, partial vision and hearing loss. She broke several toes attempting to pull herself free from the toy truck. Her ears were ripped so severely, that as the tissue became necrotic and died, maggots infested her ears, and chunks of her ear flaps later fell off of her body.