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People In Toronto Made Memorial For Dead Raccoon After City Forgot To Pick It Up For 12 Hrs

Citizens of Toronto recently lobbied for a dead raccoon which was left on the sidewalk for over 12 hours before animal services came into the picture. It was on the wee hours of July 9th when it was first spotted and the animal services did not attend to it for more than 12 hours. In the meantime, citizens made a memorial shrine around the carcass and had photos, cards, roses and candles around it. This also trended across internet with the hashtag #deadraccoonto. Finally, it was picked by the animal care at around 11 PM in the night.

 It was first reported by a man at around 9 AM when the dead raccoon was spotted on a sidewalk.

Memorial For Dead Raccoon

Next, a note was placed near the dead raccoon sometime in the afternoon.

Memorial For Dead Raccoon

dead raccoon memorial

In the next 6 hours, the dead raccoon attracted a flower, card and a photo frame.

dead raccoon memorial

People next made it trending on the internet with the hashtag #deadraccoonto

dead raccoon memorial

dead raccoon memorial

Memorial cards were also placed eventually.

dead raccoon memorial

By 8PM, there were a lot of flowers around the dead raccoon.

dead raccoon memorial

A councillor left the bins open to mourn and respect for the animal.

dead raccoon memorial

It also attracted attention from Drake.

dead raccoon memorial

At 8:20PM, 12 hours since it was first spotted, the raccoon was still lying there.

dead raccoon memorial

And then started a candlelight vigil.

dead raccoon memorial

 

dead raccoon memorial

With a fundraiser too.

dead raccoon memorial

People continued to leave him messages of love and grief

dead raccoon memorial

Animal services finally showed up at 11 PM.

dead raccoon memorial

And it was finally gone, with only the candles lying intact.

dead raccoon memorial

He’s gone, but people are still lighting candles

dead raccoon memorial

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