P.G. Raccoon Massacre

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Pacific Grove has trapped and killed so many raccoons in the past couple of weeks that the SPCA of Monterey County refuses to take any more wildlife carcasses from the city.

The city’s animal-control truck showed up unexpectedly at the animal shelter on the Monterey-Salinas Highway Saturday with 40 dead raccoons to be disposed of, said Peggy Miars, a spokeswoman for the SPCA.

They had been trapped in back yards of city employees and asphyxiated with carbon dioxide gas pumped into the traps.

“We were surprised and disappointed because the city said they weren’t going to do this,” Miars said …

P.G. Raccoon Massacre