Injured squirrel saved by efforts of 19-year-old in Turkey’s Batman
“I found it in the woods. It couldn’t move. I had to do something so I took it to a veterinarian in the center of Batman, using what little money I had. The vet said the situation was serious and an expert vet should check it, so we started researching what we could do. ” Alkan said.
In Istanbul the squirrel was operated on for six hours, during which platinum plates were fixed in its four broken legs.
“Squirrels are considered like a species of mouse. So they are killed immediately wherever they are seen. But they are living creatures that can live in harmony with people. Awareness needs to be created in Turkey in this regard,” said Demir, who adopted the squirrel after the operation.