Foster says that he found his garage in disarray and sent in Grizz, who came out with the raccoon in his mouth. Two neighborhood kids filmed the incident and allegedly egged on Grizz to “tear it apart.” Officials insisted that the raccoon should have been captured and released. They charged both kids as well as Foster.
Foster is facing a misdemeanor charge of animal cruelty. Blumer insisted that it was the means that pushed this case into a criminal category, noting “[b]ecause you have a license to kill a deer, doesn’t mean you can break all its legs and watch it die slowly.”
The case reminds one of the recent Oregon case where a man was charged after he released his dog on a rabbit in the park.