Tuesday, February 13, 2007

raccoon rescue!!

well, mr raccoon has been a frequent visitor on and off the last several days but he usually leaves on his own..last night i think he moved in! 430am this morning we hear rustling around in the garage, so we are hoping it is the cats, but no it is mr raccoon up in the corner of the gargae ..somehow he was up on the garage door, you know the one that opens and shuts with the garage door opener...i didnt have my glasses on but he was just a normal size one, so up and down, up and down ,up and down, over and over we did this to the door until he climbed or sorta slipped down the wall and then he runs to behind the floor to ceiling shelves..great..so i stayed home from work due to the heavy snowfall and we had to put the cats in the laundry room which they like with their new litter box as we are no longer leaving the garage open at night...anyway, we called the normal places that get rid of rodents..no dice today due to the bad weather, so i called the wildlife rescue and they said their sister company is a choice that humanely gets rid of wild animals...the guy-dave was so great, he talked and coaxed the raccoon into the animal carrier like he was his pet...what they do after they catch the animal they release the animal onto your property..not this time~mr raccoon was injured so dave will take him to the wild animal rescue center and their vet will take care of mr raccoon until he is better and then release him in a similiar setting...the cost was minimal and goes back to the rescue and then we wanted to donate money but the guy said just join the ohio wildlife center as that money goes to the center also..doing that was still cheaper than those other places that would not be humane with the animal..so all in all everyone won...and the cats have their garage back....
xoxo~

11 comments:

Laura said...

Yippee! More help given to the animals!! Thank you!!! You warm my heart!

Kristina said...

Wow! That raccoon was lucky he went into your garage!

Kahshe Cottager said...

So glad Mr. Raccoon has a new and safer place to live. While he would not co-exist well with a moving garage door, he would also be quite aggressive with pets. Now the kitties and the coon can have their own homes.

How's little TJ doing?? Has he come home yet?

You sent the snow my way but I don't think we got as much as you did!

Tummy rubs to our furry friends!!!

Julie H said...

So a raccoon is a pest??? Not just a cute animal in a child's picture book?

I am so glad he is safe and being looked after.

Big hugs to you and your family!

MaryB said...

I'm beginning to believe the Dr. Doolittle movie where the animals talked is real. They sure seem to know that they will get love and care at your house. I think what you do is great!!!

Nature Girl said...

See that all the injured animals are being sent to you..you are the keeper of the injured animals! I knew we were kindred spirits way back!! Happy Valentines Day dear HeArT! hugs NG

Sandy & the sheep said...

You are a peach! Thank you for being so kind to all the critters!!! Love your art work and am watching for your next raffle!!! Sandy

primdollie said...

Holy moly I don't talk to you for a day or 2 and look at all the excitement!!!!! wow a poor cat and then the friendly raccoon what a time you have had!! sure hope the poor cat is ok and then Mr Raccoon too!!!wow such excitement hope things now calm down and back to normal!!! we have been off school 2 days now!! hurrah!!!! and none tomorrow either double hurrah!!!!!Hugs Linda

Geary said...

Happy to hear your Raccoon adventure worked out. I have a website that discusses humane methods of removal with a focus on preventative maintenance to the home "Wildlife in the city" Hope you enjoy it.

Mischief Maker said...

It is good to see that there are people out there who still love wild animals. I have had a good look at your blog and I believe we have a lot in common. Please drop by and have a look. I am still new at this.

Me said...

I just love reading y'all's blog. I am a southern boy redneck but sometimes I think y'all have the right idea. I am so glad you have found happiness. Enjoy life like you are. I think of you often, but only as a friend lately, I am so gald you finally found happiness. Someone from your past who is happy for you.

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