When a juvenile raccoon was in trouble last year, folks quickly summoned Carrie Long, a wildlife rehabilitation specialist. Only three weeks old, the young raccoon had been left behind by his mother. During a downpour, the unfortunate critter was discovered barely holding on to life. Long runs Texas Fawn and Friends, a charity organization that specializes in saving orphaned deer. In this particular situation, she opted to take the raccoon, whom she called Jasper, in.
Long stated in an interview that “we weren’t sure he was going to make it.” Jasper is prospering now thanks to Long’s generosity, love, and care, and he is returning the favor for everything she has done for him. Jasper remains a resident of this deer sanctuary despite being in good condition and old enough to live alone.
Jasper spends his days contentedly with the about 75 orphaned deer who now live in Texas Fawn and Friends, but there is one fawn who has won the affection of our cherished raccoon. Jasper’s favorite fawn, Hope, lost her mother when she was a small child, and he constantly makes sure she never feels alone. Jasper simply adores her, says Long. He rushes to lick and smother her as soon as he spots her. It’s the sweetest thing ever.
The finest relationship is between Jasper and Hope, and everything is done on their terms. Additionally, Long says, “He sees her every day. She arrives in the evening and lies close to him. They are interacting in a cool way. The volunteers at Texas Fawn and Friends put in a lot of effort and attention to help the orphaned fawns, who are expected to number over 100 for the remainder of the year. Long would not have expected anything less from these fawns than to give them an opportunity to succeed in life, and she concludes by saying, “It’s highly fulfilling job.”