Who Dumped These Baby Raccoons in a Trash Bag in South Philly?

The PSPCA wants to know.


Courtesy of the PSPCA

The Pennsylvania SPCA wants to know who left two baby raccoons to die in a trash bag in South Philly.

Luckily for the raccoons, a passerby spotted the moving trash bag on Lawrence Street between Pattison and Packer Avenues this past Saturday, according to the PSPCA. 

The raccoons were immediately taken to the PSPCA’s headquarters, where they received medical care (one needed immediate attention). Then they were transferred to the Schuylkill Center’s Wildlife Clinic, where they’re currently recovering.

“When animals of any kind are left inside a trash bag, the intent is quite clear,” Nicole Wilson, director of the PSCPCA’s Humane Law Enforcement division, said in a statement. “Whether it’s a dog, cat or other wildlife found, there are many options other than trapping them inside trash bag. We hope that someone saw something, or knows something, and will come forward with that information.”

Whoever trapped the raccoons and left them to die could face cruelty charges from both the SPCA and the Game Commission.

Anyone with information should call the PSPCA’s Cruelty Hotline at 866 601-SPCA. Tips can be made anonymously.

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