A few more years might have been added to a raccoon's life, thanks to the help of Kalamazoo officers.

Police responded to a home Sunday, Oct. 23, near the intersection of Hazel and Laird avenues on a report of an animal that appeared to be injured, according to a news release.

Upon arrival, officers found a raccoon shot with a carbon fiber arrow, with the weapon piercing the animal's right ear. It also was tangled up with rope, huddled under the home's deck.

Officers were able to safely remove the rope and the arrow upon arrival.

A Kalamazoo raccoon is safe, thanks to officers' help in removing rope and an arrow from the animal.

A Kalamazoo city ordinance reads: "No person shall hunt or trap wildlife at any time within City limits," the release states. Only humane trapping and releasing is allowed for residents.

Anyone with more information about the incident is asked to call Kalamazoo Public Safety at 269-337-8994 or Silent Observer at 343-2100.