CABOT, Ark. – A reward is being offered for information on who dumped baby raccoons in a Cabot dumpster.
Chase and Nicole Fincher work at Fred’s Pharmacy in Cabot. They see many customers come and go, but finding baby raccoons in their dumpster is quite unusual.
“They were very cute, but it was very sad. They were in an old basket with a bunch of leaves and twigs. They were crying and squealing,” said Nicole.
She says it was clear a person dropped them off sometime Tuesday.
“At first we thought maybe the mother crawled in there and had the babies, but there is no possible way. Someone put the babies in there,” said Nicole.
They called the rescue group Arkansans Assisting Homeless Animals and the raccoons have been handed over to a licensed rehabilitator.
“Wildlife does not make good pets. They do not make great pets,” said AAHA director Brandy Buie.
The rehabilitator says the raccoons are doing well and they will soon be taken back out into the wild.
AAHA is looking for the person who dumped the raccoons and is offering a $1,300 dollar reward for information.
“It was very cold last night, and they were very hungry. So they probably would have died,” said Buie.
The employees at Fred’s are glad the animals are where they need to be, and far away from their dumpster.
If you every do come across wildlife dumped, you should contact a rehabilitator. Arkansas Game and Fish has a full list on its website.