Donors Come to Rescue After Crazy Raccoon Attack

Infant Journi Black needed surgery after being bitten inside her family's Philly appartment
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 25, 2017 11:03 AM CST
Donors Help Out Family of Infant Attacked by Raccoon
A raccoon peers down from a tree in Florida.   (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

Awful story, happy ending: An infant attacked by a raccoon in her family's Philadelphia apartment won't have to sleep there ever again. A GoFundMe page set up on behalf of 4-month-old Journi Black has raised more than $15,000 in two days, more than enough for the family to find a better place by the time Journi gets out of the hospital, an uncle tells the Philadelphia Inquirer. The girl, who was attacked in her bed on the night of Dec. 20, needed four hours of surgery and 65 stitches. Journi's mom, a security guard, had said the place was the best she could afford at $375 a month. The landlord has since been issued a zoning violation and ordered to make repairs to keep out pests, per the AP. (More raccoons stories.)

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