Family Rescued An Abandoned Newborn Raccoon Who Hadn’t Even Opened His Eyes Yet

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A family was outside in the woods when they found a tiny newborn animal laying on the ground, all alone and soaking wet. The animal was so young that its eyes were still closed, and they weren’t sure exactly what type of animal it was yet.

They believed it was a raccoon, and they knew they had to help him since he was laying in the rain. They brought the little guy home to dry him off with blankets and help warm him up. At that point, his eyes were still closed.

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They fed him every couple of hours and took such great care of him. Three days later, he was already so much stronger. They didn’t want to handle him too much, because they wanted him to be able to be released back into the wild one day soon, so they contacted an animal rehabber who lived an hour away.

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They did the right thing. It’s very important to call an expert if you find an abandoned animal. They’ll be able to give the animal the best care possible. Thankfully this little guy was found by a kind-hearted family who helped give him a second chance!

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It’s unknown how this baby raccoon ended up in the woods all alone, but if the family didn’t help him, he most likely would have died out there without his mother and without food and warmth.

Watch his rescue in the video below:

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Growing up, Ashley always had a passion for writing. After receiving her Bachelor's in Journalism from Stony Brook University, she now uses that passion to write about the thing she loves most in this world: animals! When she isn't writing, you can find her curled up on the couch with a kindle in her hands and her Guinea Pigs on her lap.