The two teenagers, Jaydon Pettipas and Aidan Hart, immediately felt compassion for the injured squirrel and knew he wasn’t going to survive unless someone helped him immediately. They ran inside a grocery store and got a milk crate they could put the squirrel in, then quickly set about calling friends and family to get advice on what to do.
“After calling a few people for help, one of the boys’ moms finally called me at the vet clinic,” Dr. Melanie Eagan, owner of the St. George Veterinary Clinic, told The Dodo.
After talking to Eagan on the phone, the group drove over 21 miles to the St. George Veterinary Clinic to drop off the squirrel, hoping that Eagan could somehow save his life. When they arrived and transferred the squirrel into her care, Eagan could barely believe her eyes.