Alberta Man Charged with Animal Cruelty

Nicholas Whimster, a 28-year-old man from Picture Butte, Alberta, is charged with animal cruelty offences under the Criminal Code following a complaint filed with Coaldale Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) on January 8, 2024. While details are limited due to an ongoing investigation, animal rescue organizations allege disturbing incidents, including the stomping death of a kitten, stretching the limbs of another, and microwaving four five-month-old kittens. Coaldale RCMP confirmed the complaint and charges but refrained from commenting further as the investigation is ongoing. A court date has not been set.