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Apr 19, 2008
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Injured raccoon in my backyard

I dunno what to do...

There's a young raccoon lying at the edge of my pool. I didn't think much of it until now because I thought it was just resting. It tried to get up just now and I think one of its hind legs is broken. It looked to be in a very awkward position.

It drinks out of my pool every now and then but barely moves. I gave it some food and water but it didn't take any.

How can I help it?
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I live in Mississauga btw.

Raccoons drink from my pool all the time, I mean probably everyday. I see them do it very often.

Do I just give them a call? How much do they charge for something like this?

Update: it's now trying desparately to climb under my deck...
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lol. first thing u do is make a thread about it?

food and water are not going to help it. it needs medical care.
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tyfriend wrote:
Aug 1st, 2009 6:12 pm
lol. first thing u do is make a thread about it?
No, that's not the first thing I did. I've been researching on how to handle this, but I'm still not sure.

THANKS for contributing!
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Just called Toronto Humane Society, they won't do anything about it because I'm not in Toronto. They apparently don't know of any other places for me to call either, but ASSURED me that there is one out there.

THANKS TORONTO HUMANE SOCIETY!
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Where are you? I was going to give you the Toronto wildlife hotline but then you said you weren't in Toronto (they probably wouldn't help either).

edit: I can't read. Lol

edit edit: Actually, they MIGHT be able to help you (a Toronto Star article says "The centre serves an area from the GTA to Barrie, west to Hamilton and east to Peterborough."). Calling won't hurt anyway.

http://www.torontowildlifecentre.com/pa ... _todo.html
For sick or injured animals:

If you feel it is safe to do so, confine the animal to a cardboard box in a warm, dark quiet place away from people and pets. Call our Wildlife Hotline at (416) 631-0662 and leave a message. While you are waiting for a call back, please keep noise levels low, and do not handle or look at the animal as this is stressful for wildlife. Please do not offer the animal anything to eat or drink until you have spoken to one of our hotline staff.
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I would call animal control....they could tell you what to do.

last wk i had a dead squirel on my lawn & they came & picked up the carcas.

they may tell you to call the SPCA, they may lend you a cage to try & trap it & then they will take it away.
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Too late...it's dead...

I just found the damn fking number too! Went out to check where it was before I called and now it's dead.
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czhe wrote:
Aug 1st, 2009 6:21 pm
Too late...it's dead...

I just found the damn fking number too! Went out to check where it was before I called and now it's dead.
Damn :cry:
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Careful.

That raccoon could be playing possum.
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Awww =(( onlyy some minutes latee =( arghh..
So what are you going to do with it now?
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czhe wrote:
Aug 1st, 2009 6:21 pm
Too late...it's dead...

I just found the damn fking number too! Went out to check where it was before I called and now it's dead.
Problem solved?

Now you just have to worry about whatever broke it's legs... It could have been because the raccoon owed some money to the wrong people but do you really want to take that chance?
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I'm going to dispose of it.

Thanks to those why tried to help. I wish I acted faster.
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