Raccoons: Have you found a baby Raccoon?
How Do I Contact A Rehabilitator
If you cannot locate a rehabber in your area please contact your conservation office, vet clinic, humane society, animal shelter, or useWildlife International's Rehab Search. If you are still having trouble please contact Symbiotic Wildlife Rehabilitation Society for more information.
How Do I Put The Baby Raccoon Back?
Most animals will take back their young after a human has touched it. They will not take back a cold baby.
Place the baby raccoon in a small box with low sides
Put in a warm blanket or hot water bottle to keep baby warm
Place the box back exactly where you found it
Leave box and watch from a hidden area
Keep all domestic cats and dogs away from area
Watch for 3-4 hours
When mom returns go pick up your box and wish the baby raccoon good luck
The Best Chance A Baby Raccoon Has Is Its Mom
If mom does not return in that time period bring baby back in. Contact a rehabilitator.
Raccoons: Things You Should Not Do
There are a lot of things that should not be done when you have a wild baby raccoon in your care. This list is just the beginning. If you have no other choice but to care for this little one by yourself please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Do not feed a cold baby
Do not give baby cows milk
Do not hold and cuddle with the baby
Do not force feed baby
Do not give baby a bath
Do not allow baby near your pets
Do not make a lot of noise around baby
Do not talk to the baby
Do not keep baby in an open container
The best thing to do is find a wildlife rehabilitator who understands how to take care of wild babies.