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October 2023

Raccoon Reduction

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This poor raccoon arrived at Hobbitstee Wildlife Refuge with his tail badly injured. Chantal assumed this poor fellow had his tail caught by a predator. There wasn’t much left of it.  His wound was cleaned up and he was given pain medication and started on antibiotics.  The first picture shows him resting in his kennel before coming to see us. 

There was nothing we could do to save the tail so we took the raccoon to surgery and amputated it. The stump that was left looks healthy and he should recover well. He’ll get used to not having a tail and will be able to adjust and have a healthy, happy life.