Two baby groundhogs were rescued in Bull Valley earlier this week and are now under the care of a local wildlife rehabilitation group. | Provided Photo

The police chief in Bull Valley rescued two baby groundhogs and transported them to a wildlife rescue rehabilitation group for treatment.

Flint Creek Wildlife Rehabilitation said Friday they admitted two baby groundhogs, which are the smallest groundhogs to ever have been admitted to their facility.

The organization is a licensed non-profit wildlife rehabilitation center based in Barrington that cares for injured and orphaned wildlife.

Bull Valley Police Chief Tracy Dickens brought the groundhogs to the facility for care.

The first one was brought on Tuesday and was extremely hypothermic and non-responsive upon admission.

Two baby groundhogs were rescued in Bull Valley earlier this week and are now under the care of a local wildlife rehabilitation group. | Provided Photo

The groundhog has since improved dramatically, the organization said.

The police chief and public works employees had been looking for the siblings since Tuesday and found the second on Friday.

The second groundhog arrived at the facility in relatively good shape but was a bit thin, the organization said.

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The rehabilitation center will raise the two groundhogs until they are old enough to be released back into the wild.

The Bull Valley Police Department thanked Flint Creek Wildlife for taking the little animals in for them. “Thank you… [for] all the hard work you do for the wildlife in the area!”