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Help getting a pet racoon

Postby Kaiser » Fri Aug 25, 2017 3:19 am

Hello, my name is Tom. I couldnt find another post about this so i apologize if there is one. Ive always wanted to own a racoon and am getting close to being able to conceive of it. (Knowing the process is probably rediculous) but i imagine i need 2 years experience to get one in Pa and am wondering if anyone knows how i could. Open to any ideas dogs and cats arnt my thing. Thank you
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Re: Help getting a pet racoon

Postby pat » Fri Aug 25, 2017 10:45 am

first and most important, is to make 100% sure you completely understand a raccoons behavior and how to handle them.

I am from PA, for raccoons all you need is a bill of sale if bought within PA from a propagation permit owner.. If you want to get a propagation
permit, it allows you to buy out of PA also. they are much easier to get than the exotic permit.
However, you must meet PGC standards prior to getting a raccoon. you have to have a approved enclosure for it.
the pgc will then come and expect it. once approved, you can get a raccoon.

it is always best to call PGC in harriisburg, ask for the permits department to make sure nothing has changed.

I will tell you ahead of time, if you get a raccoon that is not legal, and they find out, they will take it and kill it.
what part of PA are you from? western, eastern? I might be able to help you out if need be.

as far as I know, there are not many breeders in PA. there is some that are brokers, and one that you really should not trust.
PM me, if you want more info on breeders.
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Re: Help getting a pet racoon

Postby rubyegayle » Sat Sep 02, 2017 7:27 am

Hi my name is Gayle.i Ilive in MS. It is not legal to possess native or fur bearing animals.However we found about a 3 week old raccoon kit in our yard fell out of his den in old hollow tree, mom asleep.we tried to give h back to his mom but we were always close by watching for ferral looking back I could have reunited him with his mother so we decide to keep him (yes we were aware of the high maintenance and legal problems with doing so 1 1/2 years later he own us we're living in HIS big den just warning if your not informed ,&10
0% committed to a 15-18 year commitment do not get a raccoon. Spencer was harder to raise than human children.+ It is hard to find a vet
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Re: Help getting a pet racoon

Postby rubyegayle » Sat Sep 02, 2017 7:32 am

Plus I called MS Dept of Wildlife, Fisheries and parks legal Dept. I was told more or less if I wanted to keep Spencer just say he can come and go as he wishes...........then could be argued I'm not in possession.

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