Injured and feisty baby raccoon doesn't surrender without a fight.
This is my first interaction with a raccoon face-to-face, and dealing with a wild raccoon, let alone an injured one is tricky! I am so happy amazing citizens joined me on this mission and helped me complete this mission successfully - I really couldn't have done it without them!
My #HopeForPaws team would like to do a lot more rescues out in the field and spend as little time as possible on fundraising for these expensive medical bills. The best way to help us do that is by joining our team with a small monthly donation here:
If everyone watching this video would have donated just $5 a month, we would be able to rescue so many more animals and we will be able to post so many more videos for you to enjoy ;-)
Thank you Pacific Wildlife Project for taking care of this baby and for releasing her back to the wild. I am so bummed I didn't get to see it, but I was sick and had to take care of myself so I could go back and continue doing what's most important to me - rescuing the next one!
Have a great day!

  • Janet Reed
    Janet Reed

    Wow, the change in her face after she got her abscesses treated was just wonderful! Thank you, Eldad! I'm donating......

    • Mimi Monroe
      Mimi Monroe

      @Hope For Paws - Official Rescue Channel Eldad ❤️❤️❤️😘

    • Judy Hughes
      Judy Hughes

      @Hope For Paws - Official Rescue Channel this was an awesome rescue. I was on the edge of my seat watching this. Thanks to all the other heros that helped with this rescue. Thank you Hope for Paws another successful rescue & a little life was saved. God bless all that helped her get well.

    • Hope For Paws - Official Rescue Channel
      Hope For Paws - Official Rescue Channel

      Thank you Janet. She is so cute in these two photos :-) I am surprised that all my wildlife rescue videos are not doing well... people are really missing out.

    • R. McBride
      R. McBride

      I noticed it, too. She "got it" that the strange two-leggeds weren't going to eat her or hurt her. It was so nice to see that.

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  • Laryssa Bentley
    Laryssa Bentley

    GO Eldad GOoooo thank Gawd❤️🙏🐾

  • Anne Boleyn
    Anne Boleyn

    To see many rescues come together to help this little one. Does the heart good! Hope for Paws gives Hope for Humanity!!

  • Rooiku

    Lol the wildlife person was very indifferent.

  • winder zhao
    winder zhao

    This rescue of a tiny animal who didn't understand it needed help from the huge, scary creature stalking it was amazing. The risk, expertise, apparatus and effort involved in this operation is astounding. And his empathy for the little one in terms of talking to it, and calming it, is heartwarming. WELL DONE!


    Who else love animals!!

  • Nabaza Xaiden Josef
    Nabaza Xaiden Josef

    This is a little scary

  • osvaldo ricioni
    osvaldo ricioni

    Maravilha é assim mesmo, você foi feito para isso, amém!!!

  • auttie

    P L E A S E - donate to this organization and even if it’s five dollars. Imagine if all of these subscribers donated a dollar what a difference it could make.

  • Come and play with Raziy
    Come and play with Raziy

    His so brave penywise could be there

  • creamycherypie

    We love you Eldad! 💞 Thank you for helping all these animals. You make this world a brighter place.

  • Fatima Wirth
    Fatima Wirth

    Who else LOVES these rescues?

  • lisamor3

    Wow! That poor little baby. You did a great job! And love the new ladder!

  • Ianna80

    I’m guessing he got that awesome ladder after Jordan’s (a lil black chihuahua) rescue that was in a different section of the LA river. Warning ⚠️ for anyone who is going to look up that rescue vid, it’s a good rescue but his rescue was a particularly rough story!! That new ladder is awesome & just made this rescue so much easier for Eldad!! Love you guys!! Be safe everyone!!

  • Nikki Nicole
    Nikki Nicole

    Racoons are actually very sweet and smart animals UNLESS they are starving, hurt or cornered. I feed them all the time. After they get use to you they will not bite you. Thank you for saving this baby.

  • Nikki Nicole
    Nikki Nicole

    I love that you rescue all animals.

  • Patricia Downing
    Patricia Downing

    You're a good man.

  • Melchor Manalang
    Melchor Manalang

    And then Eldad is Tom Criuse doin d impossible with a clip

  • Melchor Manalang
    Melchor Manalang

    Or like Mission Impossible and turn possible

  • Samantha mother of cats
    Samantha mother of cats

    Shes so cute! I love raccoons! 🖤

  • southland34j

    This dude is running IN a sewer drain......😂😂😂 The music alone has me picturing this scenario as a potential video game!! "Chase the raccoon"👍😂😹

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  • Sydney Locke
    Sydney Locke

    We need to get him a camera he can attach to his chest.

  • Anni IntheWoods
    Anni IntheWoods

    I was worried when you put the phone down and ran in the tunnel after the raccoon. Glad you didn't get lost or fell down somewhere :-) Glad also that you could help the little creature. Really cute these raccoons

  • Jamie Lee Ashton
    Jamie Lee Ashton

    Awww 🥰

  • jane doe
    jane doe

    Eldad please take care of yourself

  • NillyC

    You are so amazing. I love animals but I'm also a germaphobe. I don't know i could go do the same even though I'd like to. I mean i don't mind touching an animal that's dirty but i don't know if i could go inside the drainage and then sit in my car with dirty clothes 😅.

  • Lao Elly
    Lao Elly

    Rash from piggy 🦝

  • Bott Sou
    Bott Sou

    1:00 what’s aphex twin doing in a place like that?

  • Tamas Pechy
    Tamas Pechy

    I love and feed raccoons since 8 years in a big city in Western Canada. This year i care for 2 mother raccoons, one with 2 babies, another with 5 babies. They are adorable. I write now to tell that dog walkers at night are a great annoyance for me, yesterday, when a whole raccoon family was around me, just starting to pick up cookies and making lovely noises, suddenly a man with a big dog off leash came up behind me, the off leash dog rushed up to the pile of raccoon food before me (the coons escaped, disappeared) and the dog started to gobble up with great gulps the coons' food. I love dogs and I support dog rescue organizations, but I hate night-time dog walkers. Lately the dog walkers multiplied enormously in the area of my city, where I feed raccoons. People tell me to feed coons in the parks, but the dog walkers run their off leash dogs even at nights. Wild life is at risk,there's toomany dogs

  • Glemarie Gambe
    Glemarie Gambe

    I'm far away, from US we are in different continient, all I can do to help, is by not skipping the ads of your videos

  • Gina Weiss
    Gina Weiss

    Amazing video

  • Candi Jaya
    Candi Jaya

    Txs to you..... You'r so kind.... Gbu 🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏

  • Janice Dozier
    Janice Dozier

    Just saw you on Right This Minute 10/11/2020 with this rescue. You are awesome 😁😁😁😁😁

  • Kayla Pagan
    Kayla Pagan

    When you have to do a mission alone in a scary video game: **Eldad In The Sewer**

  • M.V.P.

    1:15 That 'A' graffiti logo, is the logo of 'Aphex Twins' very famous techno music artists on ytb. I wonder why the logo is put there, or if they did it themselves or what?😂

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  • Susan Mercurio
    Susan Mercurio

    She might have been bitten by another animal.

  • Susan Mercurio
    Susan Mercurio

    When I lived down there, I never saw the river with water in it

  • Loretta Perrone
    Loretta Perrone

    Thank God you were able to get her to a vet. I had a very small abscess on my finger and the pain was horrible! Poor baby was in so much pain. Thank you Eldad!!

  • Maria Luisa Latina
    Maria Luisa Latina


  • piggie pie
    piggie pie

    elvis sanay marami pang katulad mo mabuhay kayo

  • Hilda Melkomians
    Hilda Melkomians

    You are an amazing guy Eldad I hope God gives you anything you wish for you deserve THE BEST 💖💖💖 I wish there was more people like you in this world I Love you and your team with all my heart I'm trying to donate as much as possible but I wish I could do alot more💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖

  • Rita

    as someone who has taken care of a baby raccoon, they get big very fast and yes, they are fast as hell, I would set mine on the ground and she would chase after me, climb me like a tree, then let out the most heart shattering sound on the planet, I miss her but we had to give her to people who were professionally trained to take care of coons. she now lives happily in a deep wooded area with many bugs, plants, and creatures she can eat :)

  • Josh D
    Josh D

    I have a fear of heights too, it's not fun.

  • emma

    I love raccoons! They are my favorite animal, so I was so thankful when you saved its life!!

  • Littlebit31

    Eldad, you never cease to amaze me! Another job well done, and to all those volunteers who came together to help with her rescue, I completely agree, we need more of this in our world!

  • Jess4metoo

    Eldad, you’re such an amazing human being. The world is in so much turmoil and you are a light in this darkness. Thank you 🙏.

  • mohd haseeb
    mohd haseeb

    Amazing......U did a good job man!......

  • Marie Astwood
    Marie Astwood

    You are all awesome. Love your team🙋‍♀️❤🐕🙋‍♀️🌈🐕🌻🐕😘🐕

  • cherry _pxn
    cherry _pxn

    ✨Its the yas for me✨

  • Na Na
    Na Na

    You Are amazing! Thank you 🙏

  • Dan Watkins
    Dan Watkins

    I had raccoon soup once and I have the honor the head in the middle of my ball

  • Dan Watkins
    Dan Watkins

    You know all that slime is concentrated human shit even a droplet won't just give you Corona but it'll give you death a

  • Dan Watkins
    Dan Watkins

    Raccoons are horrible and eat your cats so if you don't like cats make sure you feed the raccoons

  • Dan Watkins
    Dan Watkins

    Raccoons are invasive species and need to be gutted and turned into hats and gloves

  • Dan Watkins
    Dan Watkins

    Raccoons need to be gutted and made into hats

  • Terri Seaton
    Terri Seaton

    Your love of animals & recuses will never be equaled.

  • Katie Bamforth
    Katie Bamforth

    Your videos made me wanna be what you are when I grow up 😊

  • Katie Bamforth
    Katie Bamforth

    To the 93 people's that disliked this I hate you

  • Maria Golke
    Maria Golke

    I found 2 baby orphaned raccoons whose mom were hit and killed by a car and we raised them until they were old enough to be released

  • yes2day100

    The neat thing about raccoons is that it is very hard to keep them in a cage. My sister was an animal collector when she was a teenager, much to my parents' despair. Somehow (I don't know how) she ended up in possession of 2 raccoons. My parents did not allow them in the house, so she put them in a large cage in our outside basement. The clever buggers would figure out how to open the lock mechanisms no matter what she tried. They'd wonder around the neighborhood at night and then go back in their cages to sleep in the day. They were scaring our neighbors, (although they were both very amiable), so my parents finally called the forestry service, and 2 forest rangers came and took them to release in Angeles forest. They're extremely clever and dexterous.

  • Andrew Partis
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    • Floofy Raccoon
      Floofy Raccoon

      No it is raccoon, mouse-brain.

  • Andrew Partis
    Andrew Partis

    It's a rachoon

  • 78cheerio

    The way you boss around your female helper you never give HER a second. I l8ke what you do but u need to give others the same time you give yourself. You mean well but up you are too bossy and micromanager with Loretta.

  • Oileen Grace
    Oileen Grace

    Hope you are feeling totally recovered

  • Nancy Hatcher
    Nancy Hatcher

    What a wonderful rescue for an animal that most people consider a pest! Eldad, I hope you are feeling better!!

  • Tinkerbell Blue
    Tinkerbell Blue

    What kind of people could “thumbs down” this amazing channel, shame on you 😡

  • Paola Spagnolo
    Paola Spagnolo

    Splendido lavoro ,grande❤

  • Anel Gordillo
    Anel Gordillo

    Eldad: iTs cOrOnA tImE


    hope far paws is amazing

  • Albert L787
    Albert L787

    You are so kind and patient! God bless you.

  • Evelyn McConaghy
    Evelyn McConaghy

    I the racoon fights it could hurt it's leg/paw even more.


    I never thought I’d hear anyone say _”luckily we’re in the time of Corona.”_ I guess there’s a first for everything!

  • CFC thegreatesttherecanbe
    CFC thegreatesttherecanbe

    Come hell or high water you guys are always there when animals need you. I love you all, you do incredible work.

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    0:59 aphex twin logo

  • France Geronimo
    France Geronimo

    Rocket would love to have you as one of the Guardians of the Galaxy!😆🙌🏻 You are beyond amazing, Mr. Eldad!! 🥺🙌🏻 I love animals, but I dont think I have the courage to go to extreme extents of saving them 😔 Thank you to everyone in Hope For Paws 🙌🏻

  • Mia Malone
    Mia Malone

    My biggest dream in this life is to be an “Eldad”... I just don’t know if I can be. He’s hard to match ❤️

  • Jane M
    Jane M

    Get well soon

  • Gabriel Moussa
    Gabriel Moussa

    WOW. This is some scary scary stuff. I bet you anything the raccoon was actually thinking that.

  • Maisa Tani
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  • Rick Deckard
    Rick Deckard

    I love you guys, you are obviously very good people ❤️ But... Raccoons are wild animals. Wild animals live and die INDEPENDENTLY of men. .... A little bit confusing seeing you "rescue" a wild animal. Rescue from what? 🤔 Veterinarian bill must have been thousands 🤔🤔🤔 I mean what's next? You gonna try to save field mice from being eaten by hawks? Deer from being eaten by bear? 🤔🤔🤔 Frogs from being eaten by snakes? You know what I mean... 🤷🏿

  • Tom Pechy
    Tom Pechy

    I feed pigeons since 10 years, and raccoons at night since 8 years in the city. They give me much joy and happiness. But many people disapprove this, and still, I persevere - these nice animals give me joy to live, they are grateful. But I talked to a zoologist, who hated my squirrels and ordered them to be poisoned with liquid nerve poison they put on the top of wooden fences and on the bark of a tree. And Cleveland Amory, who tells in his nice animal loving books, that when some problems arise with wild life management, most of the wildlife officials advise them to be killed off to "solve the problem." Humanity is too selfish, but how long can this go on? There is a Hindu animals rescue group, they say: "all life is precious."

  • Tom Pechy
    Tom Pechy

    Reading the comments here, I find that most people don't focus on the survival of wild animals in the city or elsewhere - they comment on small details, they rather care for the safety of the rescuers or some unimportant details. Lack of IQ is this, or what? Or just selfish focus on their "modern" life? Wild animals are called here in N. America like "pests," "vermin," "flying rats," etc. (I am talking here of squirrels, starlings, pigeons, etc. And people are very much "private propeDy" focused. When I feed raccoons in a small corner close to the sidewalk, the "owners" come soon, tell me to "go elsewhere", or say "buy your own property and feed them there," and they don't even allow me to use their junk/garbane dump. they defend their own private property fiercely, but they throw litter on others', and they take their dogs out into the private areas to poo and piss. No place is left for critters. Human race is a worse species tnan the wild animals I feed. THere is a book in public library titled: "Critters in the urban jungle." It starts with this sentence: "Wild life is shrinking, because there are too many ((selfish)) people on this planet." And I would say, "dumb" people too, who forget that "what goes around, comes around." They will treat each other bad too, when time comes.

  • Aesthetic Galaxy
    Aesthetic Galaxy

    Me:omg I hope he doesn’t fall by going up by a tiny rope.....😬😬😬😬 RACOON: I aM FlYiNg!

  • Nour El Houda
    Nour El Houda

    You are the best! I am so so happy seeing people like you, wow i just can't say how happy i am, THANK YOU!

  • Renée Calpin
    Renée Calpin

    Great job guys

  • Santhini Nadarajan
    Santhini Nadarajan

    Take care eldad..

  • G Nieves
    G Nieves

    Please wear knee pads to protect your knees.

  • 조이이잉씨

    Wow that tunnel.. i will never :(

  • Tom Pechy
    Tom Pechy

    Cleveland Amory also said in his book "Ranch Of Dreams' that in America some ranchers catch troops of wild horses and sell them for meat, probably for pet food. They use small airplanes to chase the troops of horses until they are totally exhausted (the feet of some young colts wear off or break), and herd them into trapping areas and sell them. This is what "Humans" do to our precious wild life, just for profit. Maybe the public should intervene against such abuses, using legal means.

  • Tom Pechy
    Tom Pechy

    Eldad says that their wildlife videos are not so successful with the public. Yes, it seems to me too that it is so that people in the city invest a lot of time and energy into walking their dogs 3 times a day than saving, let alone, feeding wild animals. I feed raccoons since 8 years in the city and in fact, the dog walkers at night are an obstacle even for me and the raccoons to come to the feeding spots I use to give food to them. Some people tell me to feed the coons at night in the parks. Come on, in my part of the city there are 2 parks, and at night there are lots of people who come together in the parks to talk to each other, and they run their dogs there off leash, chasing the ball. People hog the earth, wildlife is dwindling. Raccoons are gentle with me, one mom raccoon who has 2 babies now, rubbed her nose once to my hand, and a few days ago she took a boiled egg gently from my hand. I love coons. If you want to read nice books on saving wild life (wild donkeys, horses, etc., pls read the books of Cleveland Amory, especially his book titled: "Ranch Of Dreams." He created a fund for animals, acquired a big area in Texas for his Ranch, and he put there, among others, 560 wild donkeys whom the park managers of the Grand Canyon wanted to be killed all. Amory h hired a helicopter and air lifted one-by-one all those donkeys up to the surface, and put them in his ranch and offered them to the public for adoption. You find other good info too in that book.

  • emily

    i feel like this is what i really need to be doing with my life. i feel such a connection to animals, and i just want to protect them all 😭 love these videos

  • Gilda Conceicao Bernardes
    Gilda Conceicao Bernardes

    Amo o trabalho de vcs! Que Deus abençoe vcs por estar salvando nossos anjinhos das maldades humanas. Muita luz bençãos de Jesus. 🙏👏🙌🙏👏🙌🙏👏🙌🐩🐩🐩🦮🦮🦮🇧🇷🇧🇷🇺🇸🇺🇸

  • Olivia’s Life
    Olivia’s Life

    The stress of watching this 😅🤣 Raccoons don’t play around haha so glad she didn’t bite you and you got her out safely!!

  • Patricia Coetzer
    Patricia Coetzer

    So heartbreaking to hear the poor kitty didn't make it. RIP sweet fur baby. 💔💔💔

  • Eashal Zehra
    Eashal Zehra

    Wow Eldad aren't you the most sweet and kind person ever....I mean just wow....and pls take care of yourself ❤️❤️❤️❤️

  • Lesley Dickson
    Lesley Dickson

    It’s great to see so many people helping. Most people are good but it’s the nutters who make the headlines. ❤️