The main thing Baird noticed was the raccoon's poor physical condition. "She smelled horrific," Baird said. "I mean, she smelled so bad. She was covered in feces, urine - so much to the point that she had urine burns all over her rear and stomach. She's got a lot of hair loss. She's also very obese. She weighs 22 and a half pounds when, based on her size, she should probably weigh around 16 pounds."
The raccoon also had sores all over the pads of her feet, which are the most sensitive parts of a raccoon's body. "The officer who delivered her said he doubted she'd ever had her feet on solid ground before," Baird said. "This was especially sad because raccoons are sensitive in their hands - it's one of their most dominant senses. Her sores must be pretty excruciating."