Sick raccoon is killed (thx 4 coming 2 wrk 2day pkjrnl)

March 30, 2006

PoughkeepsieJournal.com – Sick raccoon is killed
Monday, March 27, 2006
Sick raccoon is killed

A Sunday morning standoff in the City of Poughkeepsie ended with a raccoon dead.

At about 11 a.m., city police responded to a call for a sick raccoon outside 174 Mill St. Manny Gronenthal reported the animal as he was walking out the door of his friend's apartment building to get to his car.

"I came out and and it was just outside stumbling," said Gronenthal, who works with the Dutchess County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. "It looked skinny and was looking around, like it was crazy. I deal with animals. I've never dealt with a raccoon before, but I can tell when something is wrong."

Gronenthal said the raccoon, which he described as a full-sized adult, stumbled into a parking lot on North Perry Street.

Gronenthal didn't join police at the scene, but said he heard a gunshot moments later. City police declined to say how the animal was disposed of Sunday night.

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