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.
Next, a note was placed near the dead raccoon sometime in the afternoon.
In the next 6 hours, the dead raccoon attracted a flower, card and a photo frame.
People next made it trending on the internet with the hashtag #deadraccoonto
Memorial cards were also placed eventually.
By 8PM, there were a lot of flowers around the dead raccoon.
A councillor left the bins open to mourn and respect for the animal.
It also attracted attention from Drake.
At 8:20PM, 12 hours since it was first spotted, the raccoon was still lying there.
And then started a candlelight vigil.