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Couple released squirrels after rehabilitation

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A couple in Brunswick County is using their home to rehabilitate injured animals, and they will be releasing four squirrels back into the wild Saturday after nursing them back to health. A couple in Brunswick County is using their home to rehabilitate injured animals, and they will be releasing four squirrels back into the wild Saturday after nursing them back to health.

OAK ISLAND, NC (WECT) - A couple in Brunswick County is using their home to rehabilitate injured animals and released four squirrels back into the wild Saturday after nursing them back to health.

Garry and Margeaux Deatsch have given these animals a second chance at life with their Tackapausha Wildlife Shelter. They hope their work can educate people to have compassion for even the smallest creature.

"You know people go to the park, but it's kind of like having the park in your own back yard," Margeaux said.

But in their yard, the squirrels come right to your hand to grab almonds. They go by different names, each with their own personality.

"Every one of them has a story. They come from different places for different reasons," Margeaux said.

However, it's not just home to squirrels. The Deatsches also have a dog, cats, a bunny, ducks, and a chicken.

They hope all of their animals can teach others to have compassion for nature and wildlife. That was the point of Tackapausha Wildlife Shelter's release party Saturday.

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