Occasionally you may notice wild animals like raccoons and foxes wandering around in built up areas. Most times if you leave it alone, the animal will eventually make its way back to where it belongs.
Raccoons are nocturnal so they sleep during the day. If you see a raccoon active during the day, DO NOT approach it. Ensure your yard is free of things that may attract wildlife (garbage, food, etc.). If the raccoon appears to be sick (rabies, distemper, etc.), you may wish to consult a Wildlife Removal professional. If you choose to have an animal removed, it will be at your own expense. Local company Kismutt Small Dog Rescue has staff trained in the safe removal of wildlife. Contact Kismutt at 519-619-6203.
Wildlife rehabilitators in Ontario are authorized by the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry to care for injured, sick or orphaned wildlife until they can be released back into the wild. These rehabilitators work in a range of environments, from a large facility to their own backyard. For more information, visit the MNR website.