Wilmington Animal Control Officer Saves Groundhogs Life Receives Praise From Wildlife Rehabilitators

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Wilmington Animal Control Officer Christopher Sullivan is being praised by Newhouse Wildlife Rescue, a wildlife rehab facility in Chelmsford, for his efforts to save the life of an injured groundhog.On Thursday, September 5, 2019, around 12:30pm, Sullivan responded to a call from a Houghton Road resident, reporting a possible sick or injured groundhog in her side yard.The groundhog was extremely thin and appeared to be suffering from respiratory issues. Sullivan was able to secure the animal and immediately brought it to the Newhouse Wildlife Rescue for testing.“A big thank you to Animal Control Officer Chris Sullivan, out of Wilmington, for bringing us a groundhog in desperate need of help,” Newhouse Wildlife Rescue posted on social media. “Officer Sullivan rushed right over as soon as he was able to contain her. Quick actions like that can often mean the difference between life and death for animals in these cases. Thank you for caring. Wilmington is lucky to have you.”Sullivan tells Wilmington Apple that, as of Sunday morning, the groundhog is still being treated at the rehab facility. It’s believed the groundhog may be suffering from a possible infection from a bot fly. Sullivan will receive an update from Newhouse Wildlife Rescue on Monday.Photos from Newhouse Wildlife Rescue: Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedPOLICE LOG for September 5: Train Conductor Helps Locate Missing Puppy; Rented Trucks Not Returned To UHaulIn “Police Log”VIDEO: Wilmington’s Animal Control Officer Discusses His Job & Dog ParkIn “Videos”Wilmington Animal Control Rescues 12 Ducklings From Storm DrainIn “Government”last_img

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