Injured baby raccoon able to walk again thanks to a custom-made wheelchair

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The eight-week-old raccoon, Vittles, was left unable to support herself on all fours.

A baby raccoon from Arkansas that was left unable to walk after a traumatic brain injury has been given the gift of movement with a brand-new wheelchair.

The eight-week-old raccoon, Vittles, was left unable to support herself on all fours after the injury, the cause of which remains a mystery.

Without the intervention of wildlife rehab specialist, Susan Curtis, and pet wheelchair providers Walkin’ Pets, the possibility of Vittles surviving in the wild was next to impossible.

Susan said: “She is such a happy little spirit with so much go! This baby wants to live and thrive.”

Vittles continues to live with care-giver Susan, along with a 10-year old raccoon with cerebral palsy named Beetlejuice.

While it is unlikely that she will make a full recovery, the raccoon will become a long-term resident at the state’s educational programme where she will continue with her rehabilitation.

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