Baby Red Squirrels Nap After Hurricane (VIDEO)
After winds from Hurricane Katia battered Alnwick, a region of Northumberland, U.K., a family of five-week-old baby red squirrels were left to fend for themselves with no signs of their mother.
Kim Olson, boss of the center, told The Sun that when the baby squirrels arrived, it was obvious that they were traumatized.
"They had gone into shock and were very sleepy," Olson told the publication.
Volunteers now feed the sleepy siblings goats milk from a bottle every three hours while they recover. Olson told the Telegraph that they plan to reunite them with their natural habitat eventually.
"We're planning to release them gradually back into the wild next spring at our special unit, which is at a secret location in Northumberland."
Until then they can sit back, relax, and cuddle up to one another in a warm blanket of safety.
There are steps that pet owners can take to ensure that their animals are safe before/during/after a hurricane, including packing a kit and researching pet-friendly locations.
To learn more about the Sanctuary Wildlife Care Centre and how you can help fund the care of the animals, visit their website here.
WATCH the baby squirrels: