If you find a baby raccoon, it’s best to leave it alone. The mother is likely nearby and will return for her baby.


If the baby appears to be injured or in danger, do not try to rehabilitate it yourself! It is illegal in Virginia to keep wildlife as pets or to attempt to rehabilitate them on your own. This is why you must contact a wildlife rehabilitation center such as

  1. Southwest Virginia Wildlife Center of Roanoke – (540) 798-9836 – Located in Roanoke
  2. Rockfish Wildlife Sanctuary – (434) 263-4954 – Located in Shipman
  3. Blue Ridge Wildlife Center – (540) 837-9000 – Located in Boyce
  4. Wildlife Center of Virginia – (540) 942-9453 – Located in Waynesboro