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I found an injured baby raccoon yesterday, placed it in the

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I found an injured baby raccoon yesterday, placed it in the underbrush without touching it, and would like to know if I should try to contact a vet or someone about helping the creature.
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. B. replied 2 years ago.
Hello & welcome, I am Dr. B, a licensed veterinarian and I would like to help you today.
Now I am glad that you were careful with handling this little one, since we don't want to put you at any risk. In regards ***** ***** this little one help, you can ring your local vet (you can find those near you via http://www.vetlocator.com/). Even if they cannot come out, they will likely have the contact details for your local animal control and wildlife service.
Otherwise, since we have an injured baby that may not be able to care for itself, I would also suggesting checking for your local wildlife rehabilitator. You can do so via these databases:
Wildlife International (http://www.wildlifeinternational.org/EN/public/emergency/emergencyrehab.html),
US Wildlife Rehabilitation (http://www.southeasternoutdoors.com/wildlife/rehabilitators/directory-us.html),
Wildlife Rehabbers (http://wildliferehabber.com/rehabber-search), or
Wildlife Sanctuaries (http://www.greenpeople.org/sanctuary.htm)
They will be more likely to be able to come out for this wee one and should be prepared to handle it safely and get it the help it needs. They will also have the permits necessary to take him in, So, these would all be our points of call for getting this little one some help.
I hope this information is helpful.
If you need any additional information, do not hesitate to ask!
All the best,
Dr. B.
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