'Fingers crossed' for animal sanctuary's poorly raccoon after hospitalisation

A raccoon who was rescued from a puppy farm and now lives a happy new life at an animal sanctuary has fallen ill and been hospitalised, her carers said.

She is currently undergoing veterinary treatment and the sanctuary hopes she can be back soon. Photo: Eleanor Lawson
She is currently undergoing veterinary treatment and the sanctuary hopes she can be back soon. Photo: Eleanor Lawson

Brockswood Animal Sanctuary in Sedgley has posted a message across its social media channels about Fiona, a raccoon living at the sanctuary.

The sanctuary said Fiona, who is one of the most popular animals for sponsorships, had been poorly over the last few weeks and was back in hospital after being discharged last week.

A spokesman for Brockswood Animal Sanctuary said: "We've had a hard couple of weeks caring for our little Fiona, who we’re sad to say is quite poorly.

"We're fighting hard to get her better and have some of the best vets and nurses working with her, but today she has been hospitalised again after being discharged last week.

"We're so worried, but she's in the very best place right now with everything she needs and round-the-clock care and treatment.

Fiona is one of many animals people can sponsor at the sanctuary. Photo: Eleanor Lawson
Fiona is one of the most popular animals at Brockswood Animal Sanctuary. Photo: Brockswood Animal Sanctuary

"Not having her here with us is heartbreaking, but we need to give her every possible chance right now.

"Fingers and paws crossed for our dear Fiona.

"To stand in the vet surgery and not have to think twice if we can give her the treatments she needs; the many tests, overnight stays, because of the cost (we all know how fast a vet bill can mount up), thanks to your donations, is something we can’t thank you enough for."

To find out more about Fiona and to make a donation, go to brockswood.org.uk/product-page/sponsor-the-raccoons.

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