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    I've been caring for a baby squirrel for a week. He fell out of his nest on my property. He had some bruising but otherwise seemed fine. He seems to be thriving- eating formula, pooping, peeing, etc. As he's getting stronger and more active, I've realized that his shoulder is dislocated. He doesn't seem to be in pain, but it is obviously deformed and is less functional than his other arm.
    I worry about him being euthanized if I turn him over to a vet or wildlife rehabber (that been my experience with other wounded animals).
    Any advice?
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    Jessica

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    Can you post pics or vids? I'll PM an admin who lives in NYC and perhaps she knows someone in your area.

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    Hi Jessica - can you let me know your county upstate? My NY State Wildlife Rehabber's list goes by county, and I can private message you with some names of rehabbers who can help.

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    Here is a video I made displaying the possible dislocated shoulder. It is the left arm.
    I am in Ulster County, NY.

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    Oh, he's a pinkie! What are you feeding? How much? How often? Is he on heat? And are you following proper feeding technique - super important:

    http://thesquirrelboard.com/forums/s...DING-TECHNIQUE!!

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    Jessica, here are the rehabbers in your county. I do not know them personally, but their reputations are very very good! :

    County: Ulster 6/2011Town: Pine Bush
    Shawangunk Wildlife Rehabilitation & Conservation Center, Inc.
    Erica Ward-Gonzalez 845-800-2418 faula75@gmail.com
    License: Class 2
    Jennifer Gida Pellicci 845-313-6123 ispreschool@yahoo.com
    Licensed Assistant
    Animals accepted: Large Mammals, Small mammals, Reptiles/Amphibians, Non-Migratory Birds 5/2013
    Town: Port Ewen
    Kathleen Foley
    845-331-3906
    Alternate Phone 845-430-5701
    yogakathy@hvc.rr.com
    License: Class 1, Federal Migratory Bird license
    Animals accepted: Song Birds, Non-Migratory Birds
    Specializing in songbirds with injuries and orphaned birds
    Town: Rosendale
    Annie Mardiney 845-943-8098, 845-658-3467
    amardiney@gmail.com
    License: Class 1, Federal Migratory Bird license
    Animals accepted: Small Mammals, Raptors, Song Birds, Waterfowl, Game Birds, Non-Migratory Birds
    Town: Saugerties
    Ellen Kalish,
    RAVENSBEARD WILDLIFE CENTER
    ravensbeard@gmail.com 845-901-0633, Alternate Phone 845-336-6193
    License: Class 2, RVS Certified, Oil Spill Training, License to Collect and Possess, Endangered/Threatened Species Permit
    Animals accepted: Bats, Raptors, Waterfowl, Game Birds, Non-Migratory Birds
    Educational Programs w/birds of prey for all ages, Falconer, NYS Falconry Assoc., IFA, NWRC, volunteer for Mohonk Preserve Peregrine Falcon program, member of Cornell Lab of Ornithology.

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    I would think that if this is dislocated, that it could be put back into place.
    I mean they do this with humans, so why not?
    I would imagine that it would have to stay immobilized for a while, but I
    don't think that would be "too" difficult with a pinkie.
    However, you would have to find a vet to do so.
    I have an exotics vet that takes care of wildlife for a huge organization
    up here. Most likely she would help you, or perhaps we
    could find one closer.
    Would you be willing to drive somewhere within a few hours if needed?

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    The squirrel (named Robert Mapplethorpe) has been on a heating pad 24/7. He's eating puppy formula (I already had a can in the pantry). I use a dental irrigation syringe that has a curved tip. He takes about 1 cc at a time. He is only interested in eating every 4 hours or so, maybe the puppy formula is slower to digest. I have better luck feeding him while he's on all fours in his box. He likes to suck the spilled formula off the cloth he's on. He poops on his own and pees with stimulation from a wet cotton ball.

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    What kind of puppy powder? Many are crap.

    Nancy is great, I'd try to connect with her or her people.
    Last edited by island rehabber; 08-07-2014 at 08:04 PM. Reason: typo

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    This little one definitely needs a vet to check that arm.
    I'm wondering if this one has a fractured arm, not dislocated. If it's dislocated it should "pop" back into place with proper manipulation. If it's fractured it needs to be set and immobilized. I imagine these little ones heal very quickly.
    Can you feel the deformity?
    Human babies tend not to dislocate because their joint spaces are very large.

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    Unfortunately, Robert Mapplethorpe died this morning. Over the past two days he seemed to be resistant to eating and he was having infrequent bowel movements. I buried him under the tree that he fell from, under his mother's nest.

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    I'm sorry. We try so hard and sometimes the end result is not good. Please know you did everything you could. It's not easy.

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    Gods Speed little squirrel.


    Thank you for helping him.
    See my wild squirrel adventures in the thread "Squirtle's yard!":
    https://thesquirrelboard.com/forums/...quirtle-s-Yard!

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    Poor little guy! It was nice that you gave him a proper burial. Not that it matters now but I think the shoulder was fine. I think I saw a bump around his elbow or humerus. It might have been an abscess.

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    Hi, my Stewie might have a dislocated shoulder, he's not in pain, as far as I can tell, buy this happened on March 2nd, it's 3 weeks later and it is not any better, I need a rehabber or vet in the western part of Massachusetts that will either do a x-ray, diagnose or treat him, a knowledgeable rehabber in the area may also work. Money isnt a issue, I'd spend every last cent I have to address this, someone please help, advice, suggestions, anything! Thank you and God Bless you all, especially your fur babies!

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    Quote Originally Posted by James Siano View Post
    Hi, my Stewie might have a dislocated shoulder, he's not in pain, as far as I can tell, buy this happened on March 2nd, it's 3 weeks later and it is not any better, I need a rehabber or vet in the western part of Massachusetts that will either do a x-ray, diagnose or treat him, a knowledgeable rehabber in the area may also work. Money isnt a issue, I'd spend every last cent I have to address this, someone please help, advice, suggestions, anything! Thank you and God Bless you all, especially your fur babies!
    Ok I'm positive someone here can send you to a safe vet.
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    Sent a pm with a contact for help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mel1959 View Post
    Sent a pm with a contact for help.
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