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Reward upped to $2,500 for info on beaver shot with arrows

A reward of $2,500 is now on the table for information leading to the conviction of whoever is responsible for shooting a beaver with multiple arrows.

On April 27, a beaver shot with multiple arrows was found swimming adjacent to the West Kelowna Yacht Club.

<who> Photo Credit: Saskia Dover.

B.C. Conservation Service has confirmed they are investigating the incident, however, they have yet to find the culprit or the injured beaver.

<who> Photo Credit: Saskia Dover.

Non-profit organization Fur-Bearers originally offered a $1,200 reward that was matched with a $1,300 reward from an area resident.

“It is extremely unsettling that someone would shoot a beaver with multiple arrows like this,” says Adrian Nelson, Director of Communications for The Fur-Bearers. “The government investigators say that the beaver was likely enduring extreme pain. We are certain that someone is aware of who is responsible for this act and plead with residents who may have information to contact investigators.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Report All Poachers and Polluters Program (RAPP) at 1-877-952-RAPP (7277).

“This event has deeply upset the community, and residents are asking how they can help,” Nelson adds. “We ask that anyone who may have seen something or may have information on this or other wildlife-related incidents to contact the RAPP line immediately.”

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