Unknown possum burned - euthanized Bathurst, New South Wales, Australia November 18, 2008

Police are appealing to the public following the discovery of a burnt possum in Bathurst.

Members of an animal rescue organization were called to a park in William Street, Bathurst, in relation to reports of a possum being harassed.

Representatives from the animal rescue organization and the local council attended the scene and located a possum which had been set alight.

The possum was rescued and taken to a nearby veterinary clinic on Stewart Street, where the possum was euthanized due to the extent of its injuries.

Police investigating the incident are urging anyone who may have noticed suspicious activity in the area at the time, or who has any information about the incident, to contact Bathurst Police 6332 8699 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

Reference:

New South Wales Police