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Scottsdale nonprofit rescues raccoon stuck in wet cement

Jul 1, 2019, 10:21 AM | Updated: 1:14 pm
(Southwest Wildlife Conservation Center Photo)...
(Southwest Wildlife Conservation Center Photo)
(Southwest Wildlife Conservation Center Photo)

PHOENIX — A Scottsdale nonprofit rescued a raccoon who found herself stuck in wet cement this weekend.

The Southwest Wildlife Conservation Center said in a Facebook post on Saturday that the raccoon was losing body heat due to the cement setting and cooler evening temperatures.

Rescuers spent over an hour shaving the raccoon then soaked her in warm vinegar water and wrapped her in a heated blanket to bring her temperature back up.

The conservation center determined that the raccoon was old enough to have raised babies.

“She needs time and good medical care to recover. We can give her both,” the post said.

The nonprofit had collected more than $1,000 for the raccoon’s care as of Monday morning.

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Scottsdale nonprofit rescues raccoon stuck in wet cement