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Animal control offers solutions for wild animals

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Candy Cork is the Saginaw County resident who posted a disturbing video of the dying moments of a raccoon on Facebook.

Thousands of people comments on the Facebook post, and most were disgusted.

Cork said she posted the video because she couldn’t afford the $129 price tag to remove the raccoon from her property.

So, what should people do if they have a wild animal such as a raccoon causing problems at their house?

The Saginaw County Animal Care Center said people should give them a call.

"We will inform them of solutions, because there are live traps or things they can do that are low cost, they are humane for the animal," said Lee Ann Ridley, the animal control director.

But the animal care center won't remove the animal.  It only retrieves domestic animals.  The Michigan Department of Natural Resources is the agency to contact if you are dealing with wild animals.

"As a homeowner people do have to understand that is your responsibility to take care of the situation and there is most times going to be some type of fee involved," Ridley said.

The Saginaw County Animal Care Center said if you don't want to contact DNR or you can't get ahold of anyone at the DNR, you can also contact a private trapper to take care of the animal.

But as the weather becomes colder, wild animals are more likely to show up at your house.

"They're just trying to find someplace warm to burrow down and get used to the fall you're going to see more and more of them coming about, raccoons in general  and DNR can give you suggestions on how to handle them in a humane way," Ridley said.

Also try not to leave your trash out in uncovered bins, it’s a free lunch most animals won't pass up. 

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