A San Francisco carpenter was fired after freeing a baby raccoon from a trap which was going to be killed. Todd Sutton came into work that day and happened to find a baby raccoon in a live trap. A raccoon had been causing damage to the construction site so naturally the company hired animal control to trap them and euthanize them. Sutton was aware of the case and did not want to see that happen to the baby raccoon.

“I was just doing what I thought was right,” he told the San Francisco Chronicle. “He was just a little baby. I said, ‘I’m not going to let this happen. I’m going to do what is necessary for this raccoon.'” Sutton put the trap in the back of his truck and covered it with a blanket thinking the raccoon would be more comfortable that way being a nocturnal animal. He called the city’s animal control to get directions on how to release him safely and was waiting to hear back. When he was called into the office by his boss at RFJ Meiswinkel Co, because he heard Sutton intended on freeing the raccoon. Sutton thought that he would just receive a warning or something of that sort. However, he was accused of theft and fired from the job completely.

Sutton has since found a new job and said he has no regrets and would do the same thing again. Let us know what you would of done in that situation, we’d love to know.

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(source: Dodo, SFG)

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