Krista Miranda

By Krista Miranda

LifeBuzz Staff

Man Saves Baby Squirrel, And Now They Have A Beautiful Friendship.

Things Happen Differently

Things Happen Differently

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He never thought that he would be able to do it, and he never even wanted to. But it was life as he knew it now, and he wouldn't do anything to change it. It wasn't long before he realized that things had gone wrong along the way, and things couldn't be done the way he originally intended them to. It was time to make a life-changing decision about his little friend, but it wouldn't be easy.

Not Part Of The Plan

Not Part Of The Plan

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If we're going to be honest, Allen Pursley wasn't looking for a new furry family member. Actually, he was looking for the opposite. Allen and his husband were already the proud owners of two dogs and a cat, but they had a wrench thrown into their plans. One windy day, in Lewisville, TX, a stranger witnessed a heartbreaking event: a tiny squirrel had fallen from a tree. Thankfully, the passerby was quick on his feet and immediately brought the little critter to the vet.

Helpless Baby

Helpless Baby

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The staff spent hours working on the little squirrel, trying to keep it alive. They could tell that the squirrel was under five weeks old because he couldn't open his eyes yet. In an attempt to find the little squirrel's mother, they sent people to the site where the squirrel was found, but they couldn't find her. It was now up to them to provide care for the infant squirrel, but they would need to make some sacrifices.

Bringing Home Baby

Bringing Home Baby

Allen Pursley / Instagram

Because the baby squirrel needed 24-hour care, the staff took turns bringing the baby squirrel home with them. And that was when Allen first met the little critter. Allen's husband was a part of the clinic staff, so when it was his turn, the squirrel went home with him. Allen had never interacted with a squirrel before, so he wasn't sure what to do. But they wouldn't have the squirrel for long because they planned on reintroducing him to the wild, so Allen jumped on board. But Allen had no idea what was to come.

A Perfect Choice

A Perfect Choice

Allen Pursley / Instagram

Allen and his husband had an advantage that no one else had: Allen worked from home. Working from home allowed Allen to give the squirrel the 24-hour care that it required, especially since the squirrel needed to be hand-fed formula with a syringe. Allen may not have been an expert, but he learned quickly how to copy the way a mother would feed their young. Even though Allen had no veterinary skills, it was now his duty to take care of the squirrel. And honestly, it was a bit risky.

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