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"I Must Free His Leg": Raccoon's Only Hope is Brave Rescuer | Care2 Causes

"I Must Free His Leg": Raccoon's Only Hope is Brave Rescuer | Care2 Causes

Written by Laurie Raymond of Colorado Many years ago, I was the shelter director at PAWS of Lynnwood, Washington. This organization had a dog and cat shelter, an advocacy department and a wildlife clinic. We also rotated night and holiday rescue coverage for both domestic and wild critters who got into trouble outside of regular business hours. One fall evening when I was on call, a woman phoned from a pay phone near a trail head where she and her 9-year-old son had been hiking. They had come upon a raccoon caught in a leghold trap in a creek and didn’t begin to know how to get him out. This Wasn’t Going to Be Easy I sighed to myself. Years of dealing with raccoons have given me a healthy respect for them, and I recalled many instances of their formidable fierceness. I asked the woman if she and her son would wait for me and lead me back to the animal, and help me release ...

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