Injured baby raccoon uses custom-built mini-wheelchair

When an injured baby raccoon was brought to Arkansas wildlife rehabilitation specialist Susan Curtis, the little mammal was in bad shape.

A traumatic brain injury had left the young critter, dubbed Vittles, unable to balance or support herself on all fours.

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Curtis worked with animal wheelchair specialist Walkin’ Pets to help resolve Vittles’ mobility issues.

“Although Vittles isn’t expected to ever make a full recovery, due to early intervention and the help of her brand-new wheelchair there’s hope,” Walkin’ Pets said in a blog post. “With the support of her raccoon wheelchair, she will begin to develop the muscles needed to stabilize her body and work to build up her core support.”

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A video shows Vittles using the wheelchair to gingerly make her way around a room.

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