Salem students help rescue injured baby raccoon

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SALEM, Ore. (KOIN) — A group of students from Adam Stephens Middle School helped rescue an injured baby raccoon on Thursday afternoon.

The Marion County Sheriff’s Office said a deputy responded to the park after the students contacted authorities.

According to the deputy, the animal had a wounded bloody tail, so he called Turtle Ridge Wildlife Center to arrange a drop-off at the facility. A neighbor provided the deputy with a box to transport the raccoon in.

The students named the raccoon “Pedro.”

Deputies commended the students for stepping up and calling authorities — and also wished Pedro a speedy recovery.

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