We just found a young squirrel who can't seem to move his back legs. We're not sure, but he may have fallen out of a tree. His mother was calling desperately for him, but she left when it got dark. He was on the road clinging to the side of the curb, and he looked terrified. There are many cats in the neighbourhood, so we picked him up, put him in a box, and we now have him in a dark quiet spot in our apartment.
Our main concern is trying to find someone who can take the little guy in. Can someone help us to find a rehabber or wildlife rescue near Ottawa who can take in an injured squirrel? We live downtown and don't have a car.
Does anyone know if there is hope for him recovering, or is it likely that he will be put down?
Also, what should we do for him while we are trying to figure out where we can take him? Can we feed him, or give him water? He's young but not a small baby squirrel.
Any help would be appreciated.