Aww! Injured Baby Squirrel Wears a Cast

Violet

Tim Goode/Rex USA

updated 03/28/2012 AT 1:00 PM ET

originally published 03/28/2012 AT 2:00 PM ET

She’s fallen, but she’s going to get up.

After dropping from a tree when a branch got cut down, this baby gray squirrel not only became separated from her mother, she was left badly bruised by the fall.

A nearby couple rescued the squirrel, took her to the Wildlife Aid Foundation in Surrey, England, for help, and she has been hand-fed a special milk formula ever since.

She also received a tiny purple bandage for one of her legs, and got her new name, Violet, in the process.

“Violet is a little fighter and is coping very well,” says the foundation’s Lucy Kells. “I’m really hopeful she will be fine.”

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