According to Wagg, the poor animal was suffering from abscesses and some injuries as well. He had also become severely dehydrated. They consequently went to local wildlife officials to see what could be done to help him.
The officials claimed, however, that there was nothing they could do for the little raccoon. So, if the Wagg family handed him over, they would put the animal down. Unwilling to let that happen, then, the kindly Waggs decided to take him in themselves.
The clan didn’t have the first idea about caring for a sickly raccoon, though. So they buried their heads in research and eventually hired a specialist animal rehabber to help their new friend – now named Loki – settle in.