Animal Justice has filed a complaint against Kawartha Lakes Police Service officers for the cruel and likely illegal treatment of an injured raccoon. Instead of using a safe and humane method or calling for support, the police officers beat the raccoon to death with a shovel because they believed the animal was a "threat to public safety." Animal Justice's complaint alleges that the officers violated the police code of conduct and provincial animal welfare laws, which prohibit causing an animal to be in distress. Animal Justice is seeking justice for the raccoon and believes the officers should be held accountable for their actions.