Abandoned Racoon Pays It Forward By Taking Care of Orphaned Deer [Video]


  • An abandoned raccoon was rescued and brought to the Texas Fawn and Friends in bad condition.
  • Although meant for orphaned deer, the center was able to nurse the racoon back to health.
  • Now an adult, Jasper the racoon has been taking care of an orphaned deer.  

When you are given love and care, it becomes instinctive to give back to others what you have received.

When a 3-week-old raccoon was abandoned by its mother during a rainstorm, licensed wildlife rehabilitator Carrie Long took the racoon to her Texas Fawn and Friends rescue center.

They specialized in rescuing orphaned deer but how can she say no to the distressed raccoon which she named Jasper?  Long said, “We weren’t sure he was going to make it.” But she took the chance and gave Jasper the kindness and care he needed.

Photo Credit: Texas Fawn and Friends

And survived, Jasper did.  He became an adult that chose to stay at the center sharing the space with 75 more orphaned deer that need attention.  Jasper now showers all the love and attention he has gotten from Long and the staff to the deer. And there is one that he gives special attention to— Hope.

Photo Credit: Texas Fawn and Friends

Long said, “Jasper just loves her. When he sees her, he runs to lick and love on her. It’s just the cutest thing.”  They see each other every day and when night comes, Hope lays next to him.

Photo Credit: Texas Fawn and Friends

Looking at how Jasper has turned out to be, Long sees it as a very rewarding work to be able to take care of all the orphaned fawns at Texas Fawn And Friends.  Her dedicated staff, including Jasper, are happy that they are able to see everyone survive and thrive.  She would not have it any other way.

Source: The Dodo


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That is a beautiful story, and if only people could be that way, what a wonderful world this would be. Good luck Jasper and Hope. Have long and happy lives.