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Amber

Cub Run, KY

#1 Jul 18, 2011
I have a baby raccoon that needs to go to a good home. He does need to be worked with. I've worked with him daily and he's doing wonderful. Leave contact info, if interested.$150.00
tinker bell

Glasgow, KY

#2 Jul 18, 2011
Amber wrote:
I have a baby raccoon that needs to go to a good home. He does need to be worked with. I've worked with him daily and he's doing wonderful. Leave contact info, if interested.$150.00
150.00 for a racoon?? are you nuts??
LOL

Glasgow, KY

#3 Jul 18, 2011
she must not want it to have a new home too badly...
wrong

Glasgow, KY

#4 Jul 18, 2011
it is illegal in the state of KY to keep a raccoon..why dont you contact a rehabilitation or rescue center for this baby. Instead of trying to profit from taking the poor thing from the wild..which is also illegal.
r u that poor

Glasgow, KY

#5 Jul 19, 2011
Amber wrote:
I have a baby raccoon that needs to go to a good home. He does need to be worked with. I've worked with him daily and he's doing wonderful. Leave contact info, if interested.$150.00
Amber are you aware that you can be held responsible for all damages and injuries occurred when you sell something that is illegal to own or sell? Think about it toots. Be smart for once.
Amber

Cub Run, KY

#6 Jul 20, 2011
It is illegal to take a raccoon from the wild; however, it is not illegal to own a captive born, captive bred raccoon. The raccoon has his shots current (distemper, rabies, parvo) and has been dewormed as well, he is also nuetered. I have his registration papers from the vet that includes the breeders info as well as permit number. I have everything to prove he IS legal. You must have a permit to own him as well, but the transfer of that cost $21.00 which is included in the $150.00. Thanks for the concern.
get a hamster yall

Glasgow, KY

#7 Jul 20, 2011
Amber wrote:
It is illegal to take a raccoon from the wild; however, it is not illegal to own a captive born, captive bred raccoon. The raccoon has his shots current (distemper, rabies, parvo) and has been dewormed as well, he is also nuetered. I have his registration papers from the vet that includes the breeders info as well as permit number. I have everything to prove he IS legal. You must have a permit to own him as well, but the transfer of that cost $21.00 which is included in the $150.00. Thanks for the concern.
Hold on to those papers honey. When the coon rips the eyes out of a baby or a small pet that lives in the home you sell the WILD ANIMAL to...then you may be covered a little bit in court. lol
Muh

Glasgow, KY

#8 Jul 20, 2011
Why on earth would anyone have a "captive born, captive bred" wild animal? It's still a freaking wild animal! There's no such thing as domesticated raccoons for god sakes! It doesn't belong in your house with it's reproductive organs removed, using a litter box, sleeping in your bed,(or cage or whatever). It belongs in the WILD! Even if it's been bred as a pet & raised by humans, it can still be dangerous.

What ever happened to just good ole cats & dogs? Is this just people's way of trying to be cool & different? Why not just get an unusual animal that's already been domesticated, like a fancy rat or llama? Then you can still be cool & different without having to resort to captive, neutered wild animals, that you eventually have to try & pawn off on someone else because you can deal with them anymore..
Muh

Glasgow, KY

#9 Jul 20, 2011
I meant *can't* deal with them anymore. Or whatever the case may be.

Topix really needs an "edit" option.
Amber

Cub Run, KY

#10 Jul 20, 2011
Do you think cats and dogs have always been domestic? There are more "wild" cats in Glasgow than any other animal. I'm not trying to "pawn" him off on anyone. I just don't have the extra time to train him. You guys are awesome about blowing things way out of proportion. It's ok, easy way to keep this thread on top.
knows

Glasgow, KY

#11 Jul 20, 2011
We had one when I was young, when it reached adolescence it became uncontrollable and aggressive to the point it was required to be caged all the time. Thats no way for an animal meant to roam the wilderness to live. My father finally did the right thing and had the rescue center come pick it up. There is a reason you don't see them for sale at Pet stores.

Let me ask.... Why do you want to get rid of it? Have you finally realized it's not meant to be a household pet? I notice your wrote "Needs to be worked with". Ha, don't you mean "he will bite the crap out of you if your not careful"

If you really care about it's well being, you would contact a rescue center, and cut your losses. Yes I know you have some money tied up in it, but lets face it, your not going to get 150 bux for a raccoon. Poor thing will end up biting someone and be put down anyway.
Muh

Glasgow, KY

#12 Jul 20, 2011
Amber wrote:
Do you think cats and dogs have always been domestic? There are more "wild" cats in Glasgow than any other animal. I'm not trying to "pawn" him off on anyone. I just don't have the extra time to train him. You guys are awesome about blowing things way out of proportion. It's ok, easy way to keep this thread on top.
You're trying to sell a wild animal whose nuts you've had cut off on topix & now you're suprised that people are having negative reactions?

Anyway, dogs have been domesticated for tens of thousands of years. Cats have been domesticated for approximately 8,000 - 10,000 years. Racoons have been domesticated for 0 years. The "wild" cats you seen in Glasgow are feral, not "wild". "Feral" basically means any domesticated animal that has escaped from a domesticated status & is living more or less as a wild animal. Racoons are considered "wildlife", which is basically just all non-domesticated animals, plants, etc. So, there's obviously a BIG difference between wild raccoons & the feral stray cats you see roaming Glasgow. One of those difference is thousands of years worth of genetics & selective breeding.

So you can justify it any way you want, but your still keeping a wild animal as a pet. And I'm honestly wondering just exactly what "breeder" you got this raccoon from, as it is indeed illegal in the state of Kentucky to own a raccoon unless you're a licensed wildlife rehabilitator, & I don't think it's common practice for those people to try & make a profit off the animals they rehabilitate.

So what happened? You've just now realized that you don't want to spend the next 10 to 15 years of your life caring for a wild animal that now cannot be released back into the wild due to human contact & the fact that you've had it neutered?
Serpent owner

Glasgow, KY

#13 Jul 21, 2011
I will give you five dollars for your baby coon. My boa constrictor hasn't eat in weeks he is getting hungry. The neighbors puppy that they left out was his last good meal
thanks

Glasgow, KY

#14 Jul 21, 2011
Muh wrote:
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You're trying to sell a wild animal whose nuts you've had cut off on topix & now you're suprised that people are having negative reactions?
Anyway, dogs have been domesticated for tens of thousands of years. Cats have been domesticated for approximately 8,000 - 10,000 years. Racoons have been domesticated for 0 years. The "wild" cats you seen in Glasgow are feral, not "wild". "Feral" basically means any domesticated animal that has escaped from a domesticated status & is living more or less as a wild animal. Racoons are considered "wildlife", which is basically just all non-domesticated animals, plants, etc. So, there's obviously a BIG difference between wild raccoons & the feral stray cats you see roaming Glasgow. One of those difference is thousands of years worth of genetics & selective breeding.
So you can justify it any way you want, but your still keeping a wild animal as a pet. And I'm honestly wondering just exactly what "breeder" you got this raccoon from, as it is indeed illegal in the state of Kentucky to own a raccoon unless you're a licensed wildlife rehabilitator, & I don't think it's common practice for those people to try & make a profit off the animals they rehabilitate.
So what happened? You've just now realized that you don't want to spend the next 10 to 15 years of your life caring for a wild animal that now cannot be released back into the wild due to human contact & the fact that you've had it neutered?
I can't tell you just how refreshing it was for me to see such an intelligent post on Glasgow topix, of all places! You have restored my faith in Barren County intelligence matters! Thanks!
Caitie

Salyersville, KY

#15 Jul 30, 2011
I don't think any of you should be so disapproving unless you've had experience trying to raise raccoons for your self. Just because you've heard that raccoons are wild dangerous animals doesn't mean they are. People say the same thing about pit bulls, I've seen chihuahuas more vicious than pitbulls. it all comes down to how there raised and trained. Having one fixed is the smartest thing to do if it is to be a pet. most raccoon aggressiveness is during breeding season. The high price is probably if someone is willing to pay that price, there more likely to be willing to take care of it. If she does indeed have a permit, and proof that it's been seen by a vet, she's done nothing wrong. If someone buys the pet, and then leaves the animal loose with there toddlers, that's called child endangerment and it's the parents fault. animals are animals. domesticated or not they can all turn. It's the risk any pet owner runs, and if you legally own the raccoon it is possible to get insurance just in case something was to happen.
love it

Glasgow, KY

#17 Aug 2, 2011
I have had 2 baby raccoons that I have raised, both becouse the moma got killed. They were both the most amazing critters. Just like taking care of a baby with feedings every 2 to 3 hours, needs lots of love and attention. I raised both of them to know how to live on there own though, and when they old enough to make it in the wild, the door was open for them to leave, which they both did at about 8 or 9 months old. I would love to have another one, but it just doesnt fit in my schedule right now. Good luck finding them a good home. I really wish I could take it.
carma

Wartburg, TN

#18 Nov 19, 2011
Yins are so dumb do you not realize your common dog today was a wild animal your cats dogs horses everything at one point was wild till we came along and made them pets think about it people
yep

Glasgow, KY

#19 Nov 19, 2011
someone down the road from me has one and it attacked their dog causing a very expensive vet bill and for the most part you cant even get close to it without it trying to bite you or scratch you. They leave it outside hoping it will run away to the wild but it continues to run wild in out neighborhood. If i see it here hissing and scratching at my dogs again it will be taken care of. They are cute and "cool" when they are little but as they get older nature takes over. NOT A GOOD PET
Penny

Independence, LA

#21 Apr 28, 2012
Amber wrote:
I have a baby raccoon that needs to go to a good home. He does need to be worked with. I've worked with him daily and he's doing wonderful. Leave contact info, if interested.$150.00
I would love to purchase a baby racoon, but I can't see paying $150.00. I will have to look into finding someone that hunts or cuts trees down or something.. I wanna raise one, but I was planning on doing all of the shots and distemper and worming all through my vet anyway.. SORRY...
naturelover

United States

#22 Apr 30, 2012
I would love to have it but in TN it's illegal :( however I've raised several from babies :) Loggers will give them to me if they know the mother is not coming back. They are the most amazing and smart animals! I litter box trained all of mine:) I never once ever had one bite or attack me. However I would play real gentle with them because they can play rough.lol I loved them more than any pets I'd ever owned!!! However ...they will demolish your house ...they can open drawers,unzip pocketbooks,open cabinets,open doors,climb curtains etc lol and if they open something (drawers) they will take every item out. I found out the hard way.lol So I said ok time to live outside.Well they got mad and tore off every screen they could get ahold of!!!! But I still don't regret it:) The only thing is,even though I trained them I could never get the wild our of them..when they got older,around 8months they started going off in the woods on their on more and more and eventually didn't come back..and it broke my heart..but I never tried to chain them or cage them cause I knew they belong to the wild:)

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