THE BRITISH COLUMBIA SOCIETY FOR THE PREVENTION OF CRUELTY TO ANIMALS
Our mission: To protect and enhance the quality of life for domestic, farm and wild animals in B.C.

Q - I found a baby raccoon – what do I do?

If you have found what appears to be an orphaned healthy baby raccoon call your local wildlife centre immediately. It will likely be necessary to keep an eye on the raccoon for 12 hours before bringing it into a rehabilitation centre. During the early stages of life, the mother is with her babies during the day and at night she goes off and hunts for herself. Later in life, the babies will follow the mother around. If a mother raccoon is relocating her babies, she is only able to transport one at a time. It is very likely that she will return to get this seemingly orphaned raccoon. If the mother does not return within 12 hours, contact your local rehabilitation centre and follow their instructions, whether that is to continue monitoring the situation or to bring it in. If the baby is injured, contact centre immediately to arrange transport.

 

 

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