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Kelowna man arrested for alleged hamster cruelty

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May 25, 2020 - 3:12 PM

A Kelowna man has been arrested following allegations of animal cruelty involving a hamster.

Police were notified on May 14 about a social media account with disturbing images of what appeared to be animal cruelty towards a hamster, according to an RCMP news release.

Kelowna RCMP conducted an investigation into the account which was linked to a 20-year-old Kelowna man. The man was arrested and is currently in custody. 

RCMP say the findings of the investigation will be referred to the B.C. Prosecution Service for review and further charge consideration.

Police say no further information about the incident will be released at this time.

Anyone with any information about this crime can contact the Kelowna RCMP at 250-762-3300. Or remain completely anonymous by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or by leaving a tip online at

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