Features July 2013 Issue

Raccoon Attack!

Author Mary Straus saved her Norwich Terrier, Ella, from a raccoon attack. Now she’s dealing with Ella’s anxiety about being in the backyard, the raccoon’s continued presence, and a quarantine.

Raccoon Attack!

Quick action may have saved my dog’s life. What happens next?

One of my worst dog-owner nightmares recently came true. Or I should say, almost came true. A raccoon attacked my dog, injuring her, but I was able to save her life by fighting off the raccoon myself! As bad as that experience was, I never imagined the problems I would have to deal with that have emerged since our initial suburban wildlife encounter.

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