Woman takes high raccoon to Indianapolis firefighters for treatment
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (Fort Wayne’s NBC) — A unique situation involving a stoned pet raccoon left Indianapolis firefighters confused.
WTHR said Wayne Township firefighters were greeted by a woman frantically ringing their doorbell at 2 a.m. last week.
"As many times as the doorbell on the firehouse was pushed, the firefighters were quite certain that something bad was going on outside," Wayne Township Fire Capt. Mike Pruitt said to WTHR.
Story of the day! Our FF’s at Station 82 were awakened at 2 am last week to a person seeking treatment for her pet Raccoon. What was his illness you ask? The raccoon had smoked too much weed. Yes! It happened! As much as we love animals, there wasn’t much they could do. pic.twitter.com/lypHvrBZSJ— Wayne Twp Fire Dept (@Waynetwpfire) April 16, 2018
The woman was not seeking help for herself, but her pet raccoon, as she said the raccoon was exposed to a large amount of marijuana.
"They could tell that the raccoon was lethargic and met all of those symptoms that we typically run into when someone's been exposed to marijuana," Pruitt said to WTHR. "It really left the guys scratching their heads that someone brought a raccoon to the firehouse at 2 a.m. seeking help, and especially with the condition the animal was in, so we hope that the raccoon made a full recovery."
The officers said that as much as they love animals, there was not much to do to help the pet raccoon but let it run its course.