This helpless raccoon has found himself in a tangled mess. He was discovered by a member of the public, caught in fish netting and hanging from a second floor deck in Victoria. For 24 hrs this raccoon fought to free himself and it took an hour for police to assist and finally free the raccoon.
He has suffered lacerations between his fingers and toes and to his muscle tissue. He was very thin and suffered a lot of stress while trying to fight his way out of the netting. The raccoon’s breathing was heavy and he could not vocalize, as he seemed to have worn out his vocal cords.
Staff had to sedate the raccoon due to the severity of the injuries he incurred. Antibiotics have been administered and a surgery has been performed to close up the wounds. Constant care, medical attention, cleanings and regular feedings will be provided by staff.
As the cost of rehabilitation for our furry friend will be significant, we are asking for financial support in order for him to receive the care he requires to fully recover and to be reintroduced to his home in the wild.