• 29 baby raccoons taken out of Indianapolis home, woman cited by officials

    By: Kelcie Willis, Cox Media Group National Content Desk


    INDIANAPOLIS - Animal control officials entered the home of an Indianapolis woman to remove 29 baby raccoons, according to a local report Wednesday.

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    WISH reported that a spokeswoman for the city of Indianapolis said the woman was cited for each raccoon for having wildlife animals in a home without a permit. According to the local news station, the permit is issued by the Department of Natural Resources.

    According to the spokeswoman, the homeowner worked as a wildlife rehabilitator, but her permit expired. Ten of the raccoons had to be euthanized because of health problems, but the other 19 were taken to a wildlife rehab with proper permits.

    Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department officials said the raccoons will be released back into the wild.

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