Rocky the Raccoon Release Day!

The release of Rocky. He was the raccoon that could not be contained! Crystal our animal care coordinator never saw a raccoon leave such a path of destruction behind him! After trashing 3 litter pans, a cat condo, tearing up the floor tiles in ISO 3, and chewing 2 escape holes through the shelf of his outdoor enclosure, his final goodbye gift was to break the door on the kennel he was transported to his release in! Thankfully he didn’t break it enough to escape on the truck ride home! Jennifer is bringing up the rear with food to be left for Rocky until he gets his bearings.

Sarah Marrs-Bruce, our Animal Care Assistant, Inventory Manager commented, “This guy was a challenge from day 1 – took several rounds of multiple antibiotics to get raging infection in his feet and face under control. Was NOT happy about being locked up at all and sure let us know every chance he got!! So glad to see him back home in his own space.”

Successful Fawn Release

Enjoy these beautiful photographs by Wildlife Photographer, Jennifer Howard. Today, she documented a very important event in the lives of these young fawns. After months of rehabilitation these animals were released back to nature by the dedicated team of Procyon Wildlife Volunteers. These are the happiest days for the volunteers, when they see their young charges finally go free, as they were meant to be.

Thank you to all that have made this day possible.