A Fishy Story
The call from the garden center came in early August. They had a problem with something but they weren't sure what it was. They
told us that for about a week, their fish food, bulbs and other things were being eaten each night. They were greeted
every morning with the shop a mess and stuff strewn everywhere. The morning of the call to us, when they opened up, they
found that all their live fish, gold fish and Koi, were gone. Well, almost all gone, the heads were still there.
With that kind of damage it wasn't hard to guess that a raccoon had moved in. We agreed to set up a live trap. We caught
him the very first night. He was a huge, sliver male. One of the most beautiful raccoons we have ever seen.
We noticed some cuts on both of his front paws and took him to Dr. Markee Kuschel, of
Deer Creek Animal Hospital, to check him
out for us. She gave him a thorough examination. Considering his size, he was quite manageable. She recommended holding him
for a short while and administering antibiotics to make sure that no infection set in. Dr. Kuschel and Deer Creek were wonderful.
She donated the antibiotic as well as her services to help the animal.
We have dealt with
Deer Creek on many occasions. It is an excellent veterinary clinic. They are very efficient and love
animals, demonstrated by their generosity towards the wild guys. We would recommend anyone who lives in the Littleton area to
take their pets to them. They can be reached at (303) 973-4200.
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