South Florida Wildlife Center

A Hidden Haven: Rescuing Raccoon Kits in Plantation, Florida

A Hidden Haven: Rescuing Raccoon Kits in Plantation, Florida

In the quiet corners of Plantation, Florida, a small family of raccoon kits found an unlikely refuge – the attic of a concerned homeowner. Late last year, strange noises prompted an investigation that led to the discovery of four orphaned raccoon kits, sparking a heartwarming tale of rescue and rehabilitation.

A Surprising Discovery

Homeowners, attuned to the unusual sounds echoing from their attic, embarked on a mission to unveil the mystery above their heads. To their surprise, they uncovered a tiny family of raccoon kits, orphaned and seeking shelter in the warmth of their attic. Recognizing the vulnerability of these little creatures, the homeowners knew they had to act.

A Call for Help

Worried for the welfare of the raccoon kits, the homeowners reached out to the South Florida Wildlife Center, understanding that the specialized care provided by the center was crucial for the survival of these orphaned animals. Without hesitation, the center dispatched a rescuer to the scene, ready to extend a lifeline to the tiny inhabitants above.

A Lifesaving Rescue

Carolina Montano, Director of Outreach at the South Florida Wildlife Center, emphasized the importance of their intervention, stating that the center knew they were the only hope for the survival of these vulnerable raccoon kits. The experienced rescuer utilized a ladder to access the roof, employing a delicate touch to carefully retrieve each raccoon kit. Swift and efficient, the rescuer transferred them to the safety of an animal carrier, minimizing stress and ensuring their well-being during the rescue operation.

Nurturing Care at SFWC

Back at the South Florida Wildlife Center, the raccoon kits were welcomed with open arms. The dedicated team provided them with the care, nourishment, and security they needed to grow and thrive. Over the course of six months, these resilient creatures flourished under the watchful eyes of their caregivers, demonstrating their readiness to return to the wild.

A Return to Freedom

After six months of dedicated care, the raccoon kits signaled their readiness to reclaim their place in the wild. Rescuers, observing their proper development and sustained health, released them back into their natural habitat. Home again among the grass and trees, this little family resumed their roles as integral contributors to the ecosystem.

Thriving in the Wild

The South Florida Wildlife Center expresses hope that these raccoon kits, now reintegrated into the wild, will continue to thrive. Their journey, from the confined space of an attic to the open expanses of nature, is a testament to the transformative power of compassion and dedicated wildlife rehabilitation.

About the South Florida Wildlife Center

The South Florida Wildlife Center, a nonprofit organization, is dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation, and release of injured and orphaned wildlife. Through the commitment of compassionate individuals and the support of the community, the center continues to be a beacon of hope for creatures in need. Join us in our mission to protect and preserve the natural beauty that surrounds us.

Join SFWC staff to learn about local wildlife.

Meet some of our Ambassador Animals at this FREE event and discover their personal stories and how you can help their species!
Following the free Heal the Planet nature tour, meet the SFWC team at 11:45 AM near the front office pavilion at Snyder Park, located at 3299 SW 4th Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33315.