Wild animals are extremely vulnerable and it couldn't have been made any clearer by this tiny wood mouse arriving, covered in diesel. We'd been told that her kind rescuer had tried to rinse the fuel from her fur, in an attempt to save her life.
Shivering and almost lifeless, it was imperative that she was warmed gradually in one of our incubators, to reduce the risk of any further complications.
Amazingly, in just a few hours her condition had vastly improved and Meriem, our lead vet, could finally begin to wash the fuel from the mouses fur. It was then just a case of drying her off and monitoring her condition over the following 24 hours.
Back to full health within 24 hours, this gorgeous mouse could head back to the wild for her second chance at life!