June 12, 2024


Officers discovered the raccoon caught in a entice cage with obvious burn accidents. The animal survived Saturday’s ordeal, in response to police.

A Quincy man is charged with animal cruelty after he allegedly positioned a caged raccoon on high of an outside fireplace Saturday.

Officers responded to a house on Royal Road after receiving a name about an individual attempting to gentle a raccoon on fireplace within the yard, the Quincy Police Division mentioned in a press launch. Upon arrival, police reportedly noticed two neighbors arguing and a stay raccoon caught in a entice cage with obvious burn accidents. 

Video obtained by the officers allegedly confirmed Andrew Chieu, 63, constructing a fireplace in a tin can after which putting the caged raccoon on high of the can as the fireplace grew. 

Chieu pleaded not responsible to a felony cost of animal cruelty in Quincy District Courtroom on Tuesday and was launched on private recognizance, on-line court docket information point out. Boston.com has reached out to his legal professional for remark. 

A Quincy Animal Management officer introduced the raccoon to an area animal hospital for therapy.

“The raccoon survived the incident and the extent of its accidents is unknown right now,” police mentioned.