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The incident occurred Thursday, police said.

Orphaned baby raccoons rescued by Hilltown Township Police and volunteer animal rescue agency

  • Public Safety

Some bandits were rescued by Hilltown Township Police this week.

When a family of orphaned baby raccoon kits was found in the township on Thursday, Hilltown Township Police worked effortlessly to get in touch with an organization that could help save the wildlife.

Thus, police contacted Wildlife in Need PA (WIN), an all-volunteer nonprofit statewide animal rescue network that specializes in capturing and delivering injured, sick and orphaned animals.

“Hilltown Township Police would like to express our gratitude to (on-call volunteer) Lise L. with WIN PA for her assistance today in rescuing (the) kits,” police said in a press release. “While quite adorable, baby raccoons can pose dangers to your health if they carry infectious diseases or parasites and should be only handled by professionals.”


WIN, according to its website, cannot transport contained animals, except where no other option is available. WIN should be contacted if a wild animal is found in distress that needs to be captured for its own safety and welfare, including birds, mammals, reptiles and amphibians.

However, WIN has its limits: It cannot capture deer weighing more than 30 pounds, bear, adult otters, fishers, bobcats, or venomous snakes.

WIN PA’s hotline is 814-414-4224 and volunteers are available, at present, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily.


Tony Di Domizio

Tony Di Domizio is the Managing Editor of NorthPennNow and PerkValleyNow, and a staff writer for WissNow. Tony graduated from Kutztown University and went on to serve as a reporter and editor for various news organizations, including Patch, The Reporter, and The Morning Call. He loves creative writing, action figure collecting & reselling, music, and films with Michael Keaton & Al Pacino.

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