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Wildlife Center Low On Food

Posted at 6:24 PM, Oct 31, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-31 18:24:20-04

LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18)– The staff at the Kentucky Wildlife Center is low on food for the animals and employees are having to pay out of their own pockets.

There are orphaned raccoons at the Kentucky Wildlife Center.  The center’s Director Samantha Opp said that they often get little, injured babies and become their new home. The raccoons cuddle up to the staff and eat out of food bowls, not the garbage.

But lately, the dog food supply has dried up and the center needs help.

The raccoons need dog food because they are omnivores and dog food has protein and vegetable matter.

Long-time volunteer Rosemarie Craw said that animals from the wild are misunderstood, especially raccoons. She said that they’re smart, loving, and very playful. Craw hopes that seeing the animals’ playful side tugs and heartstrings and brings in donations.

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