A raccoon shows up so you put out food. Your un-immunized friend is soon joined by a skunk and an opossum. Bingo! You are now feeding wild animals. Rehab/relocation situation aside, this is indefensible. Reason 37: When you’re gone, nature will efficiently and brutally restore the balance via starvation, predation and disease, which will be on YOU. Cumbaya.
Note: Sometimes death comes quickly. Feeding a Florida alligator (See Gator, Put Out Dog) will almost always get it shot, but at least it’s quick. Cumbaya.