It was the night before Thanksgiving and Neil Brogan was surprised to find something surprising inside his home. The man who lives in Richmond with their wife had been making final arrangements for the holiday, however, they had no idea that it would turn out to be a day of Thanksgiving that they’ll remember forever.
Neil went to the basement of his home when he saw a mouse sat on the ground. After he noticed the tiny creature sitting still The man quickly realized that something was wrong because the mice became extremely terrified of humans. Then Neil determined to look into the matter.
“The small mouse was sitting upright in the middle of our basement,” Neil wrote on Facebook. “I approached it slowly, but it made no attempt to move. It was vulnerable and helpless.”
Neil gently grabbed the tiny mouse into his hands and only then he figured out what happened. It turned out the little one had its left rear leg injured. Without a second thought, Neil rushed to help the hopeless creature out. He took some towels and a box and put the mouse inside.
“Despite my fear, it was heartbreaking to see it in the basement in the condition that it was in,” wife Treena Brogan said. “It was truly sad.”
As the Brogans didn’t knew exactly what to do, they called Ellen Jareckie, a friend who works as a wildlife rehabilitator. She immediately run over to help them out. Ellen fixed the little one’s leg and after a few days it was already feeling better. However, Pilgrim, how they named it, will stay with the Brogans over the winter.
“He runs, he jumps, he climbs all over things, he uses his exercise wheel,” Neil said. While his wife added: “If he’s going to be here for Christmas, we might as well make it official and put a little stocking in there for him to enjoy, so he’s taken well to it. I wasn’t looking for a pet mouse, but at least temporarily we have one.”
It is so nice to see such bighearted people helping animals in need!