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Love Of Squirrels Inspires Adoption – Brevard, NC


Last updated 8/12/2020 at 3:49pm

Evelyn Brooks traveled with her family from Charlotte to "adopt" a white squirrel. (Times photo by Matt McGregor)

Evelyn Brooks is just a girl who loves squirrels.

In fact, that's exactly what her T-shirt said: "I'm just a girl who loves squirrels."

When her mom, Stephanie, was trying to figure out what to do for Evelyn's 6-year-old birthday in Charlotte, an online search turned up Katy Rosenberg's White Squirrel Institute (WSI) in Brevard, a nonprofit research institute dedicated to the preservation and conservation of Transylvania County's white squirrel population.

"Our daughter is obsessed with squirrels," Stephanie said. "For her birthday, we were trying to come up with something creative to do...

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