A raccoon is anesthetized in order for von Arx Wildlife Hospital staff to remove a broken bottle from her leg and perform a physical examination. The raccoon’s leg had been stuck in the bottle for 10 days.

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Neighbors notice raccoon with paw stuck in bottle

Concerned neighbors take action

Photo: Evelim Middlebrook

Devastating damage

Photo of raccoon babies by Evelim Middlebrook

What you can do to help

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Opportunities to Help

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A week inside the von Arx Wildlife Hospital

Weekly blog from Joanna Fitzgerald, director of the von Arx Wildlife Hospital.

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A week inside the von Arx Wildlife Hospital

Weekly blog from Joanna Fitzgerald, director of the von Arx Wildlife Hospital.