If you suspect a raccoon is injured or orphaned, please contact Think Wild at 541 241 8680.

Do not handle a raccoon yourself, as they may carry rabies or other diseases. If the raccoon is contained, you can keep it in a dark, quiet place away from your pets, outside of your home.

It is illegal in the state of Oregon to trap a raccoon and relocate it.

If you are having conflicts with raccoon(s) on your property, try these humane mitigation techniques:

Nesting in property

  • If no babies, can soak a towel or sheet in ammonia and leave onsite when raccoon is gone, smells like pee, prevents raccoon from coming back
  • Make sure no exposed trash (can use bungee cord over trash can)
  • Feed pets during the day or inside. Do not leave out overnight – pet food is a huge attractant for skunks and raccoons.
  • Minimize shelters for raccoons and skunks to hide in by cleaning up debris piles and putting hardware cloth around outbuildings.
  • Consider removing bird feeder or making sure no seed is falling on the ground for animals to eat.
  • Make sure no holes under deck or in siding. Use hardware cloth to cover holes or entries to deck. Bury the hardware cloth or have it come down to the ground and bend 90 degrees to create an apron going out away from the structure.Wire along ground can be buried slightly.
  • Play a radio, use motion activated lights and sprinklers, bang pots and pans to scare animal off
  • Trim up any low vegetation that provides shelter


Attacked Dog

  • Do not put out dog or cat food near property
  • Make sure trash is completely enclosed and covered
  • Keep dog on leash


Eating chicken

  • Keep chickens in coop at night
  • Use locks on doors
  • Bury the wiring at least a foot below ground or have it bend 90 degrees to create an apron going out away from the structure.
  • Use motion lights to spook nocturnal predators