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It’s always special to share a story featuring interspecies friendships because they always show there are no boundaries when it comes to love. Animals don’t pass judgment – whether furry or scaly – they all simply want to be loved and cared for. And this recent story from the Knoxville Police Department highlights just one of the interspecies friendships pulling at our heartstrings.

Recently, Animal Control Officer Nick Powell responded to a report of an animal stuck in a dumpster and he immediately set out to help. Once at the dumpster, though, he found a cat … and a raccoon!

The kitten and the raccoon were found cuddling in the corner to keep each other warm. So sweet! 

We are so glad they had each other! 

The Knoxville Police Department posted an update on their Facebook page stating that the kitten was transported to the Young Williams Animal Center and the baby raccoon was relocated and released. 

 

 

Even if it is unlikely, the kitten and the raccoon’s relationship highlights an important message: at the end of the day, we’re not all that different from one another and we could all benefit from being more compassionate.

Thanks to the kind person who reported the situation to the Knoxville Police Department, both of these animals are now out of harm’s way. Whenever possible in case of an animal rescue, remember to always consult a professional first. Make sure to keep these animal rescue hotlines handy. You could save a life!

Image source: Knoxville Police Department/Facebook 

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3 comments on “Animal Control Officer Responds to a Call … and Finds a Cat and Raccoon Cuddling in a Dumpster!”

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El Marquillos
11 Months Ago

Looks like one mean cat! Poor "coon...


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Mahesh Jadhav
11 Months Ago

True friends


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Jildau Dijkstra
11 Months Ago

Hans


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A Purnell Singh
11 Months Ago

Awww!!


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Richard Mann
11 Months Ago

I wouldn't say the cats and raccoons around my house are buddies, but they're perfectly respectful of one another. they're all great in my book.


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Maria Coronado
11 Months Ago

Sara Perez


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Hope Karan Gerecht
11 Months Ago

Awww


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Cody Shevlin
11 Months Ago

Darren Benz


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Jill St John
11 Months Ago

Cindy Kuo


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Cindy Kuo
25 Oct 2017

So cute! I caught Rodger (our friend Raccoon) playing with the cats through the window the other night. Very sweet

Amy Sue Cherundolo
11 Months Ago

They do indeed! Heart thieves ❤️


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