Huong Ngo

By Huong Ngo

LifeBuzz Staff

She Saved A ‘Violent’ Albino Raccoon, And Now They’re Best Pals.

When a person thinks of a raccoon, the first thing that comes to mind is not a sweet pet that will cuddle with you. Instead, raccoons are associated with wildlife. You see them scurry outside amongst the trees. A lot of people are even scared of raccoons as they're not typically friendly.

Maxine Baird, on the other hand, has already raised over 200 raccoons. She's the founder of A New Hope animal sanctuary in Georgia. When she was contacted to foster a very aggressive albino raccoon she was expecting it to be the worst one yet. However, she wound up meeting a raccoon that was the opposite.

When first contacted, the animal care people told Baird that the raccoon has been through hell, with "the abuse and the most horrific conditions."

When first contacted, the animal care people told Baird that the raccoon has been through hell, with "the abuse and the most horrific conditions."

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However, to Baird's surprise, the raccoon didn't look aggressive at all when she arrived. Instead she looked scared, sad, and unhealthy.

However, to Baird's surprise, the raccoon didn't look aggressive at all when she arrived. Instead she looked scared, sad, and unhealthy.

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“She was covered in feces, urine — so much to the point that she had urine burns all over her rear and stomach,” said Baird.

“She was covered in feces, urine — so much to the point that she had urine burns all over her rear and stomach,” said Baird.

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Then one day the poor raccoon did something she least expected. “I’d been going through some stuff in my personal life… so I went out there, and I sat by her and she came right up to me."

Then one day the poor raccoon did something she least expected. “I’d been going through some stuff in my personal life… so I went out there, and I sat by her and she came right up to me."

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"She hadn’t come up to anyone yet, and she came up and sniffed me, and put her little hands in my hand.”

"She hadn’t come up to anyone yet, and she came up and sniffed me, and put her little hands in my hand.”

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