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.

Thursday, September 20, 2012

The new kid, Dusty!

Here is a little unexpected surprise for this time of year....a baby raccoon! He's about 5 weeks old and just a bag of bones, poor little fella. He's also got mange, but not terribly advanced. Right now the biggest concern is the emaciation. The Needham ACO got him to me on Monday, and has ever so slowly been hydrated and worked up to eating small amounts of formula.
  He's adorable for sure! The pictures don't show it well, but he kind of looks like a powder bottle exploded and coated he's covered in dust.


So far he is doing well, and barring any other problems like parvo or distemper, I am optimistic for sure!


  1. Glad he is holding his own & hope his health stays good!!!...:)JP