Q. I found a hurt shrew today, it has a small gash in its side near its stomach. What can I do to care for it until and after it has recovered?
A. For its best chance of survival you need to take it to your local wildlife rescue. They will have appropriate medications and know exactly what to feed it. You have to remember it is a wild animal so being in captivity especially in a house with other pets that it sees as predators and unusual noises will be extremely stressful for it which can delay healing at best or put it into fatal shock at worst.