PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — A baby raccoon that got its head stuck in a grape jelly jar is doing much better thanks to Humane Animal Rescue.
The shelter’s Wildlife Rehabilitation Center is caring for the 7-week-old raccoon until he gets to 16 weeks of age. Then, he will be released back into the wild.READ MORE: One Person Killed In Crash On Route 837 In Duquesne
The raccoon was brought in on June 3 after being found by a Good Samaritan in the city’s East End.
The staff safely removed the jelly jar, and then gave the critter a full exam.
They found the jelly jar bandit to be in good health, so they put it in isolation for 10 days as a precaution for rabies and then introduced him to some of the other raccoons at the shelter. Now, the grapeful raccoon likes just hanging around!
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After help from rehabbers, our jelly-jar bandit has been cleared from isolation & introduced to other raccoons!
We’ll provide them with daily care & enrichment until they reach 16 weeks of age, when they can be safely released into their natural habitat! pic.twitter.com/ViCv3T1l4w
— Humane Animal Rescue (@HARSavesLives) June 23, 2020
Humane Animal Rescue Wildlife Rehabilitation Center is currently caring for about 30 raccoons.
They are all getting care and enrichment until they can be released.MORE NEWS: Painting Project Serves As Creative Outlet For Bower Hill Elementary Students
For more information on Humane Animal Rescue’s Wildlife Rehabilitation Center, click here.