Poor little guy :(
Last night we received a call about a severely injured raccoon that had taken shelter on the top floor of an apartment complex. He was scared, hungry, and obviously in pain. After first only peaking his head around the corner, he finally showed his whole body and we immediately saw his injury. His tail had been completely torn off at the base and is infected with only about a couple of inches of bone sticking out. This is very likely the result of an animal attack. He also has head injuries, a dislocated jaw, skin issues, ulcers on his feet, neurological and eye problems, and he's rather emaciated to top it off.
His injuries were initially thought to be the result of people speeding in the early morning hours on the main road on the south side of the island as he appeared right after the 'race' went by. But having seen the full extent and age of some of his injuries it's impossible to say the cause.
Luckily for this little bugger, a good samaritan found him and called for help. He is currently on his way to the wildlife vet to receive medical attention and relief from what we can only imagine is immense pain. We are very thankful that there are such caring people in our community and hope he is able to make a full recovery!