August 10th, 2017 – Police & the Community

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 called Fur-Bearers have offered $1000 reward and Precious Paws, a non-profit, Barrie based all-breed dog rescue have offered an additional $500 reward on the assumption that members of the public may know who is responsible for this crime.

The investigation is ongoing

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Barrie Police Service at 705-725-7025, ext. 2926, in**@ba**********.ca  or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS, leave an anonymous tip online at

Prepared by: Constable S. Bamford #7419

There will be a story on CTV on tonight’s news, and Debr Spilar will be doing a radio interview tomorrow morning for AM640 radio.

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Barrie Police Press Release – Police Seeking Suspect(s) Following an Inhuman Act of Animal Cruelty