North East Wildlife Animal Rehabilitation Coalition is a 501(c)3, non-profit organization. We are a group of licensed wildlife rehabilitators, and these are the tales of the injured and orphaned animals we care for until they are able to be released back into the wild.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Yet another sucky day!!

Another day of doom for the animal kingdom. We picked up another adult raccoon hanging out next to someones house. She was pretty neurologic and had some injuries. Turns out the injuries were bite wounds. Coupled with the neurologic symptoms, rabies was most likely.
Enter Laurie and Lisa. They drive by a dead beaver in the they thought. Upon going back to check it, it was alive....attempting to drag itself onto the sidewalk with a broken back.
So while Laurie and Lisa take the coon and the beaver to get them euthanized, I get a call for a raccoon stuck in a trap. Turns out to be a leg hold trap and it was horrific! The animal rescue league responded for him. Their vet would take care of him so they could document it all in the off chance the asshole that put the trap out there can be found. As soon as I get the pics I'll post his story here's a lesson in cruel and inhumane trapping everyone should be aware of.


  1. I'm sorry to hear about the poor beaver and racoons. It must've been very tough picking up the one in the trap. Those things can do a lot of damage. I once picked up a great horned owl in one of those things. Not only was his leg mangled, but both of his wings were broken from beating them trying to escape. I only wish that the people who use these horrible things would realize the pain and damage that they inflict and would stop! Thanks for being there and helping even when things are tough.

  2. Thanks Robin...the animal rescue league will hopefully be able to do something. The poor guy was euthanized as expected. The fence was abutting a neighborhood.....all I can think is what if a kid had come along and stuck a hand in there! Jeeze...what are people thinking!