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Animal rescue workers in Brooklyn save baby squirrels

Many animal rescue shelters offer a refuge for cats and dogs who have lost their way and need a new home, but when animals that aren't traditionally pets need care or shelter, it's often difficult to find the right place for them.

Luckily for a group of baby squirrels in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, the Empty Cages Collective works to fill that need, according to the New York Times.

The organization, which is based in an old factory, has focused much of their efforts this spring on caring for the arboreal creatures, who were orphaned after their parents were hit by cars, killed by rat poison or fell prey to the other perils of urban life, the news source reports.

"In an urban center like New York humans and wildlife come into conflict, and the animals lose," P. J. McKosky, a founder of the Empty Cages Collective, told the news source. "We have an obligation to take care of these animals, since it's because of human behavior that they're being harmed."

Those who wish to donate their time to help out wildlife in their area can contact their local chapter of the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.
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