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Raccoon relocation

We are currently handling a raccoon problem, a mother with babies. We've only heard the babies and seen them via thermal camera so we're unsure of the age. The people handling the situation are going to catch, release, and patch up our roof. The issue is that they plan on releasing them within the immediate vicinity, and make no guarantees about keeping that same family out of our house. They don't spray anything to cover or remove the scent or repel raccoons from trying to occupy the space again.

If they allow us to release them on our own, or are willing to release them for us in another area, where might a suitable area be within the region? We're in Niagara Falls.
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Humane wildlife requests

Hi all,

There appears to be a raccoon family living in our roof, inaccessible by the attic in our detached house. I was wondering if anyone could suggest any services, and their costs, that could inexpensively and humanely remove and relocate the family because my father vehemently objects to contacting Humane Wildlife Control since others he knows have had similar issues and it's cost them $500. He doesn't even want me to pop out an e-mail to them asking for a quote.

Is this a general ballpark figure? Google tells me that people in the GTA may have to pay around $150/raccoon, so if this raccoon has like four babies or more, plus a fee just to get them to come out here, obviously that's way more than we'd like to pay.

I'm starting to get a bit desperate because I've heard my father discussing rat traps (and seeing one in our garage) and other very inhumane and fairly stupid, temporary ways of dealing with the situation, and trying to shut the mother out of the area - in the end, it just does more damage to our house when she breaks through.

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Lost Bird

Posting for a friend. :<

Lost lutino cockatiel. Her name is Pee Wee, she is wary of strangers, and will likely not specifically seek them out. If she is in a tree or in an area up high, chances are she will not fly down as she is NOT an experienced flyer. She flew off around 1PM yesterday and was last seen heading in the direction towards Lee Ave. from the corner of Baldwin Ave. If she feels particularly safe, she will lean forward to have her head scratched.

She will eat seed and millet and is likely hungry. She is familiar with the company of another cockatiel. If seen, please call the number below.

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Local Talent

ACAE Clothing makes some really badass t-shirts. I just received my order today and they're fantastic.

A friend of mine runs the company so if you guys want to check it out, that'd be great.

I also wanted to mention that Inn the Pines is now open for the season. Fresh eggs, fruit and produce, herbs and flowers and more. A favorite hang-out for local celebrity Anna Olsen, Inn the Pines is located at the 7th street exit on the QEW.

ACAE and Inn the Pines both have Facebook groups as well.

Thanks for reading!
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Who Hurt Bailey?

Reward Offered

Bailey was a beautiful, 10-year-old, Maine Coon cat that was brutally beaten and set on fire on the evening of December 8th, 2008. He was found the next morning by his family outside of their north St. Catharines townhome on Old Pine Trail. He was immediately rushed to the vet but unfortunately, due to his extensive injuries, he died en route.

A reward fund has been established to help find whoever is responsible for this terrible act of animal cruelty. Donations to the fund can be made at any Meridian Credit Union branch to account 3523693.

The Lincoln County Humane Society is investigating. Anyone with information is asked to come forward by calling the Humane Society at 905-682-0767, or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or by sending a text message to 274637.

In an effort to support Bailey's family,
a Facebook group,
"Who hurt Bailey?"
has been established.
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