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Posted on: June 23, 2020

[ARCHIVED] The Skokie Hamster Rescue!

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Early one mid-June afternoon, "Brownie" the hamster was taken for a neighborhood outing by owners David and Noah, only to escape and quickly shimmy uhamster 2 ((JPG)p a metal light pole at a nearby school parking lot. After trying to lure Brownie out with apples and carrots, and even knocking on the pole with no success, the family called Skokie Animal Control. Responding Animal Control Officer Ryan Reconnu and Community Service Officer Catala assisted by creating an elaborate trap for Brownie, complete with a peanut butter sandwich David and Noah provided as bait! Hamster Note - Info Obscured (JPG)

Later that evening, Brownie ventured back out of the light pole into the trap, and was successfully reunited with David, Noah and their sister Mira who wrote a note to Skokie Police to thank Animal Control officers for their help with the rescue mission. One of their neighbors is seen snuggling with the recently-rescued Brownie in the letter!Hamster thank you letter (JPG)

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