Brett Jolly’s Daily Thought ( Trying to help a severely wounded raccoon)

Two days ago a raccoon on my street seemingly got struck by a traveling car. The poor creature was still alive but curled up on the street and not moving. My son used a shovel to pick up the animal and place him inside a huge box on our porch. The animal is not in very good condition but is still breathing. We tried to feed it and help it. The big problem is that if we called animal services the raccoon would probably be put to sleep.  We tried to let it go by turning the bod over but the animal is still too wounded to move. We think the animal is getting somewhat stronger because he did try to nibble and claw his way out of the box. We would like for the animal to survive and go back to his natural habitat.   My kids are concerned. We don’t know if what we are doing is the right thing, but we are hoping that it will recover. Most people would probably think this issue is insignificant because we are dealing with an animal, but I think they have just as much right to live as we do. We are hoping for a good outcome to this story, but it may take a while. We know fully the danger of rabies and any other form of disease the animal may have, but we will handle this situation with caution. If this animal can survive and go back to his family that would be “so awesome.” Thank you for checking out my Daily Thought and as always I wish you the very best that life has to offer.

Music producer Kenny Gamble (Center), former Atlantic City mayor Langston and Brett Jolly

Kenny Gamble and Brett Jolly

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