BassetCARE is an animal welfare
organization dedicated to the
Care, Adoption, Rescue and Education
of Basset Hounds and those that love them.
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Most of the basset hounds that come to BassetCARE,
Inc. are strays whose owners cannot be found,
bassets that have been turned in to shelters or
bassets that have been relinquished by their owners
who either no longer want them or who cannot keep
them, for a variety of reasons. Changes in the
economy and in lifestyles are among the multitude of
reasons many bassets end up in rescue.
I took my girl Bella to the vet for her routine check
up. The vet said they found raccoon roundworm
in the stool. Then, a few weeks after the check
up, my vet sent me an email saying that I might
have a raccoon latrine on my property and I
should clean it up because I could get sick from
the roundworms. What could I get from raccoon
roundworms? How do I find a raccoon latrine and
how do I clean it up?
Signed, Rocky from Rougemont
I bet your Bella has some Beagle in her, doesn’t
she? Those Beagles will get into anything.
Raccoon roundworm infection is very bad; the
larvae travel throughout the body and may cause
serious eye disease, spinal cord or brain damage,
or death. Well the good news is that human
infection by raccoon roundworm is very rare (25
cases reported in the United States since 2003).
The bad news is you have to find the latrine and
clean it out.
Now if it were up to me I would hire that nasty job
right out. Either that or get a flame-thrower and
fry the pile because heat kills the eggs instantly.
Might just burn down the barn and the house too
so perhaps that is best left to the professionals.
But, if you are the do-it-yourself type, check out
these web sites for more information about
raccoon roundworms, how to find the latrines, and
how to clean them up.
What these articles don’t get into is how to prevent
the critters from starting a new latrine on your
property. I’ve got the solution for that. Get
yourself a good old redbone or black and tan
coonhound. A Plott hound will do in a pinch. Did
you know that the Plott hound is the state dog of
North Carolina? They were bred in the mountains
of Appalachia starting in the 1600’s, by German
immigrants named Plott who raised them to track
and tree bear. I’ve got one that showed up in my
yard back in April if you’re interested.
A Special Message from Dear Sadie
Dear Loyal Readers;
Forgive my absence. As I mentioned in my response
to Rocky above, we have had quite an interesting time
on my farm. We had that Plott hound show up, along
with his girl friend – a Jack Russell of all things. Oh
me, I am too old a lady to keep up with a JRT. We
also had two sheep come to the farm; they are
hanging out with Tommy the goat and Jesus the
I wanted to let you know that we have received a
very generous donation from one of our members --
$4000.00! Dear Sadie has a challenge for you all. If
you can, please consider donating to try to match this
generous gift. Every donation of $100 or more will
receive a special gift from me. Let’s see if we can
make that match before July 1, 2013. In order for me
to keep track, please send your donations to:
Treasurer Basset Care
P.O. Box 1445
Oxford, NC 27565
Or if you pay by PayPal, send me a message via
Facebook at www.facebook.
com/pages/BassetCARE and let me know how much
you donated so I can keep track and send you your
special Dear Sadie thank you gift.
I am late for dinner and a nap so until next time Dear
Readers, drool on!