A BC wildlife organization is offering a $2,500 reward for information leading to the identification of a perpetrator who shot a beaver with multiple arrows in Kelowna.
The Fur-Bearers, a BC-based non-profit, offered the reward after hearing that a beaver shot with arrows was found swimming near the West Kelowna Yacht Club on Friday.
“It is extremely unsettling that someone would shoot a beaver with multiple arrows like this,” said Adrian Nelson, Director of Communications for The Fur-Bearers, in a release.
“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.”
A Kelowna resident has contributed $1,300 to the initial reward, bringing the total to $2,000.
“This event has deeply upset the community, and residents are asking how they can help,” added Nelson. “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.”
Anyone with information is asked to contact the Report All Poachers and Polluters Program (RAPP) at 1-877-952-RAPP (7277).