PETA Offering Reward for Information on Raccoon Burned in Price Hill

On Jan. 26, a young adult raccoon was found with third degree burns and charred fur.

click to enlarge PHOTO: ERWAN HESRY/UNSPLASH
Photo: Erwan Hesry/Unsplash

PETA is offering up to $5,000 for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the person who set a live raccoon on fire in Price Hill.

On Jan. 26, a young adult raccoon was found with third degree burns and charred fur.

While the raccoon was found barely breathing, a veterinarian decided that putting the raccoon down was the most humane option. 

“This raccoon deserved to have a peaceful life of foraging for food and raising a family, not the terror and agony of being burned and left for dead,” says Lisa Lange, PETA Senior Vice President. “Every animal in Cincinnati is in danger as long as this abuser is at large, and PETA urges anyone who knows anything about this case to report it immediately.”

The Hamilton County Animal Control Services encourages anyone with information to report it to the police or contact them directly at 513-541-7387.