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Ontario Raccoon Rescue GoFundMe Will Shut Down Due To Lack Of Funds

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If you are a true Torontonian and have an unconditional, unwavering and unbreakable love for the 6ix's unofficial mascot, an Ontario-based raccoon rescue centre needs your help right now.

Mally's Third Chance Raccoon Rescue & Rehabilitation in Kawartha Lakes set up a GoFundMe campaign to assist with the centre's care and rescue efforts. But after donations went "a bit stagnant," they're planning to shut down their fundraiser well short of their target.

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The raccoon-only facility's mission is to provide a rehab centre to treat and nurture sick and injured raccoons "while providing education to the community on this highly misunderstood animal."

"This winter has been unusually warm. Add in that many of us have been working from home due to COVID," Gladys Orozco, the GoFundMe organizer wrote. "This has brought more sightings of sick and injured animals that need help and we are also expecting an early baby season. These two situations combined presents some concern for us."

The fundraiser has a goal of $35,000, but five months in, they're still $7,000 short.

"We have the space but we are exceeding our funding capabilities. Bottom line. For this reason, we may be reaching capacity within a few days," Orozco wrote. "Treating these animals comes with an expense and we have only so much money to work with, including our own."

The organizer added that preparing for baby season requires even more medications and supplies, with ten pails of formula coming out to under $3,000 alone.

"Mally's has been and will always be here for the community and our precious animals," Orozco wrote.

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