New Jersey Woman Faces $1000 Fine For Aiding Baby Squirrels

New Jersey Woman Faces $1000 Fine For Aiding Baby Squirrels

A New Jersey woman is facing a $1,000 dollar fine for harboring wild animals, or at least that’s what the courts are calling it. Maria Vaccarella, a resident of Howell, NJ, took in two baby squirrels after their mother had abandoned them on her property this summer.

She found them all alone and vulnerable to hungry predators. She wasn’t looking for pet squirrels, nor did she intend to purposefully break the law. Out of the kindness of her heart, she took the two baby squirrels into her home and nursed them back to health, fully intending on returning them back to the wild once they were strong enough.

Despite her good intentions, two officers showed up at her door.

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