My wife tells me we have live trapped 24 racoons (of various ages) and 6 possums, including the one yesterday.
Hearing this, someone asked me if they kill these animals.
Frankly, I don't know. However, since they are removed by the County Animal Warden, and we have caught them in a live trap, I would have to think that they are being released somewhere more safe and supportive to wildlife. (Compared to living in the city...)