Katie Fuscaldo first saw her future pet Rockett when the raccoon was barely a week old. It happened in the woman’s yard: the cub left without a mother was just wandering in the grass.
Katie decided that she could help the animal and began caring for him by feeding him formula.
Fuscaldo did not plan to keep Rocchett forever. But Rockett herself decided that she didn’t really want to go into the wild. When, already vaccinated and nurtured, the young raccoon was released from the house, she never went far beyond Katie’s yard.
Now Rockett is friends with Katie’s dogs, she literally considers them her team for active games and dirty tricks. The raccoon still enters the house, sometimes even sleeping with her adoptive mother.
Katie Fuscaldo says: “We have a great relationship! She needed me as a mother. And I took this unique opportunity to go out and raise this wonderful creature.”
She admits that before meeting her ward she did not even think that raccoons could be so affectionate, quick-witted and cute. The young woman started an Instagram account dedicated to Rockett.
Now there are more than ten thousand subscribers, who probably also has begun to look at raccoons differently.