Badgers rescued in Sheffield after mum shot

Baby badgers have been left orphaned when their mother was shot. Millhouse Animal Santuary have taken in the cubs in
Baby badgers have been left orphaned when their mother was shot. Millhouse Animal Santuary have taken in the cubs in
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THEY’VE looked after just about every type of animal you could think of.

Volunteers at Millhouse Animal Sanctuary has been rescuing, caring for, and re-homing animals since 1948, when young twins Pat and Jane Wright rescued a pony called Daisy from the slaughter house.

Since then the sanctuary has cared for ponies, donkeys, goats, sheep, pigs, foxes, cats and dogs.

But they’ve never had to look after a baby badger before...until now.

Now the Fulwood-based sanctuary isn’t only caring for one badger cub they have five.

The cubs, pictured right, are just a few weeks old and were found wandering around woodland in the Fulwood area.

The woman who found them reported she heard gunshots shortly before discovering the five young badgers and feared their mother may have been shot.

She picked them up and took them to a local vet who checked them over before in taking them along to the centre in Mayfield Road.

Sanctuary spokesman Chris Hart said they hungry and cold.

“We weren’t really sure what to do with them at first,” he said.

“But we fed them some milk which they absolutely loved. We then contacted a badger expert who gave us some advice on how best to care for them.

“We hope that once they are stronger we will be able to return them to the wild.”

n Log on to www.animalsheltersheffield.co.uk if you would like to make a donation to help care for the animals in the sanctuary.