Written by Laurie Raymond of Colorado
Many years ago, I was the shelter director at PAWS of Lynnwood, Washington.
This organization had a dog and cat shelter, an advocacy department
and a wildlife clinic.
We also rotated night and holiday rescue coverage for both domestic and wild critters who got into trouble outside of regular business hours.
One fall evening when I was on call, a woman phoned from a pay phone near a trail head where she and her 9-year-old son had been hiking.
They had come upon a raccoon caught in a leghold trap in a creek and didn’t begin to know how
to get him out.
This Wasn’t Going to Be Easy