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Reward offered for illegal trap that caught raccoon

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BEAVERTON, OR (KPTV) -

A $3,000 reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest of whoever set an illegal animal trap in Beaverton.

Beaverton police found a young male raccoon near the Plantation Townhomes on Farmington Road on Oct. 3 dragging a leg hold trap. It was attached to the animal's right front leg.

The raccoon was taken to the Audubon Society of Portland Wildlife Care Center where a veterinarian determined the damage done by the trap was so severe the animal had to be euthanized.

The trap was illegally set, the raccoon was taken out of season and the trap was not inscribed with an identifying license number as required by law.

"These traps are cruel and indiscriminate," said Audubon Conservation Director Bob Sallinger. "This animal suffered tremendously before it was put out of its misery."

The Audubon Society of Portland, the Humane Society of the United states and the Humane Society Wildlife Land trust have posted a $3,000 reward in this case.

If you know anything about it, call police at 1-800-452-7888.

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