Think of a bloodhound’s sense of smell. Think of a hawk’s sense of sight. That’s what touch is, for a raccoon. This is part of why the work For Fox Sake does is so important. It’s been my experience, seeing raccoons in their weakest moments, that they appear to feel pain severely and acutely. What would feel like a minor scratch to a person is excruciating for a raccoon. I believe we all have a duty to prevent such suffering whenever possible.
Wildlife rehabilitation is not paid for by the state. I cover the costs out of my own pocket, and there are times those costs are so high that I have to turn animals away. You can help make sure we have the food and medicine to care for these sensitive, intelligent animals during their times of need. Please consider donating today.