"He was almost dead when we got him," Kim Carr, animal care supervisor at SWCC, told The Dodo.
The baby, a Harris's antelope squirrel, was very skinny when he first arrived at SWCC. "He hadn't been eating and he was lifeless and limp," Carr said. "I wasn't sure how to get fluids in him, and had to use a 1-milliliter syringe, the smallest there is."
Carr originally had to bring the little one home with her. At first, there was not much hope for him, so she and her husband named the squirrel Bob Hope.