Charges against a Howell, New Jersey woman who rehabilitated two abandoned baby squirrels were dismissed on Wednesday after Minicipal Court Judge James Newman found she was accused under the wrong statute.
Maria Vaccarella had faced up to $500 in fines after she took in a pair of baby squirrels abandoned by their mother in November. She said she had now idea she would break the rules regarding wildlife rehabilitation.
"I would definitely save a life again. A life is a life. Maybe I´ll get a permit for rehabilitating animals," Vaccarella said.