B-Town Pet Owners â€“ Be Aware Of Raccoons!
R A C C O O N S kill your beloved animals–watch out!!! (Burien)
Our cat escaped late Thursday night as we closed the sliding glass door.
She was only outside for 10 minutes.
We heard her screaming and ran outside to find FOUR RACCOONS mauling her in our driveway.
We rushed her to the vet but because she had such severe injuries we were forced to put her to sleep. The vet recommended it and the making that decision sucked!
The vet said that there have been a huge increase in raccoons killing cats AS WELL AS DOGS AND OTHER DOMESTIC ANIMALS.
- RACCOONS MAY LOOK CUTE & CUDDLY, BUT THEY ARE DANGEROUS!! DO NOT FEED THEM!!!
- PLEASE KEEP YOUR ANIMAL INSIDE AFTER DARK. And if they escape, chase after them.
- YOU MIGHT JUST SAVE THEIR LIFE…
We emailed the Poster and got this response:
When we heard the fight & found our cat, we took her to the ER @ Five Corner Veterinary in Burien (at midnight last Thursday!).
EVERYONE there discussed with us how they had seen a huge increase RECENTLY in the number of attacks on domestic animals (cats+dogs+others) this year.Â
They also discussed how viscious & violent raccoons are.Â (even though they really do look cute & cuddly!)
So keep this in mind B-Town pet owners and friends of animals â€“ raccoons may be cute and anthropomorphic in their “hand washing,” but they are also dangerous (and can be rabid), and we say this as a pet owner whose Jack Russell Terrier got in a fight with one last summer, and she still has battle scars to show from it.
On a lighter note â€“ and we don’t mean to make fun of this issue but we couldn’t not post this video â€“ be sure to lock up your floormats as well, or else you may suffer a fate similar to this: