A baby raccoon suffering from a debilitating brain condition that has left the animal incapable of walking normally or surviving alone in the wild has received a new lease on life thanks to a specially crafted wheelchair.
Vittles, an eight-week-old female raccoon cub that lives in Arkansas, recently received a full-support mini-wheelchair from Walkin' Pets, a New Hampshire-based group of animal caretakers who build specialized medical devices for disabled pets.
Wildlife - Rehabilitation - Specialist - Susan - Curtis
Wildlife rehabilitation specialist Susan Curtis came across Vittles about two months ago. No one knows what caused the nocturnal mammal's traumatic brain injury, but the condition has left her unable to walk or even support her own weight on her four tiny legs.