Two separate rewards are being offered in the case of a racoon that was severely burned in Barrie this week.

Vancouver based non-profit, the Fur-Bearers, heard about the incident, and is offering a $1000 reward, on the assumption that member of the public may know who is responsible for the burns.

Precious Paws Rescue, a non-profit all breed dog rescue based in Simcoe County is also offering a $500 reward.

The three to four-month-old raccoon was found near Huronia Park in Barrie, on August 6th. A Barrie resident took the animal to the Procyon Wildlife Centre in Beeton.  The raccoon was severely burned on her face and body, and is in critical condition.

“There are a lot of questions about what happened to this poor girl,” says Michael Howie, spokesperson for The Fur-Bearers. “If this was a case of intentional cruelty, it is paramount that the public comes forward so investigators can identify and charge the person or persons responsible.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact Barrie Police at 705-725-7025.