Scared raccoon rescued from World Trade Center in New York City

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Wednesday, September 30, 2020
Raccoon found curled up and scared at World Trade Center
It was a happy ending after all for a stray raccoon who found himself stuck and all alone at the World Trade Center.

LOWER MANHATTAN (WABC) -- Crews came to the rescue of a stray raccoon discovered at the World Trade Center.

The PAPD Emergency Services Unit received a call at 7:45 a.m. Tuesday about the animal at the construction site of the Performance Arts Center.

Officers arrived, harnessed up and strapped into a construction safety line and went into an area where the raccoon was last seen.

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They found him curled up and scared next to a beam of the construction building.

His rescuers gave him a tranquilizer so they could safely get him into a rescue cage.

The raccoon, who they affectionately named Downtown Don, was transported to a heavily wooded area outside of the city.

When they opened his cage, he ran off into the woods.

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