R.I.P. Phoenix Rose; $5000 Reward For Info Leading To Baby Raccoon Killer

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Procyon Wildlife Shelter

Sad news from Barrie, Canada, as WAN has learned that Phoenix Rose, the severely burned baby raccoon that was discovered a little more than one month ago near Huronia North Park, died suddenly on September 7.

Phoenix Rose had been recovering from her injuries at the Procyon Wildlife Shelter in Beeton.

The 3- to 4-month-old animal had severe burns on one side of her body and on her face, arms, and stomach, and it is believed that a flammable liquid had been thrown on her.

Procyon Wildlife Shelter

The Barrie Police Service is investigating but so far has no suspects in this case, which is why PETA is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction on cruelty charges of the person or persons responsible for this crime.

“Somebody out there tried to burn this baby raccoon alive, leaving her with severe burns over most of her body, and she never recovered,” said PETA Vice President Colleen O’Brien. “PETA urges anyone with information about this case to come forward immediately so that whoever tortured this animal can be held accountable and stopped from hurting anyone else.”

The organization further explained that leading mental-health professionals and law-enforcement agencies agree that perpetrators of violent acts against animals often become repeat offenders who pose a serious threat to the community at large.

Anyone with information about this case is encouraged to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS or leave an anonymous tip online at tipsoft.com

R.I.P. Sweet Phoenix Rose.

We are heartbroken that this innocent little animal’s short life was unnecessarily and tragically filled with such pain and suffering.

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