The Barrie Police Service is seeking the public’s assistance to identify the suspect(s) responsible for a senseless and inhuman act of animal cruelty.
On Sunday, August 6, 2017, police received a report of a raccoon that had been located near Huronia North Park, in Barrie and found to be severely burned. It is believed a flammable liquid had been thrown on him.
A Barrie resident took the three to four-month-old raccoon to the Procyon Wildlife Centre in Beeton. The raccoon will be treated by Veterinarians for severe burns to the one side of his body and to his face, arms and belly.
A non-profit, Vancouver based wildlife sanctuary, the Fur-Bearers, heard about the incident, and has offered up a $1,000 reward, on the assumption that member of the public may know who is responsible for the burns.
The investigation is ongoing
Anyone with information is asked to contact the Barrie Police Service at 705-725-7025, ext. 2926, email@example.com or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS, leave an anonymous tip online at www.tipsubmit.com