DAY 2 – Raccoon Still At Top of Pole in Cornwall Ontario – Will Anyone Help? 092117

Cornwall Ontario – A poor raccoon is still at the top of a pole as of this morning after spending the entire day Wednesday on top of a pole at 900 Third Street East in Cornwall as CFN reported yesterday.

After calls to the CCPS, fire services, Cornwall Electric, the OSPCA, and Ministry of Natural Resources led to zero results; with statements of it’ll come down overnight, the raccoon is still at the top of the pole.

Is this community going to simply leave the raccoon to die or will someone step up and help an innocent animal that’s up a tree after being chased by two little dogs?  Does it all come down to liability and passing the buck?

Temperatures are expected to be close to 30c again today.

Will someone come to the Raccoons aid?


It’s being reported on anti-social media that the Raccoon is off the post.  We have not confirmed how it happened or if the little guy has survived.


  1. ummm has anyone thought of calling ospca? or maybe fire dept??? lol put on your thinking cap cornwall!!!

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    Tina that’s the problem. As we’ve written in the stories. The police and fire are ducking this. Cornwall Electric aren’t helping. The OSPCA are refusing as is the Ministry of Natural Resources. Essentially everyone has passed the buck because it’s a raccoon!

  3. Gee if things are that bad I can go down to Cornwall and talk to the racoon and ask him to come down before he gets hurt. LOL LOL. ROLF! Racoons are not afraid of people and they can be vicious. I have seen them in the park here in Ottawa and they are ready to attack so be mighty careful.

  4. It will come down when it is ready. Nature will take of itself. No do gooders required.

  5. Jamie you wouldn’t believe what hubby and I saw this morning on the way over to St. Laurent. There was a white van in front of us with pictures of wild creatures including out friend the racoon and on the van it is called and he had two ladders on top of his van to catch the wild creatures including our friend the racoon. Yours truly roared with laughter.

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