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Man arrested for abandoning kitten in Lincoln Co.

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Lincoln Co. (WAOW) -- A 25-year-old Merrill man was arrested for allegedly abandoning a kitten in the town of Pine River.

The Lincoln Co. Sheriff's Office says a resident called police saying they saw the suspect stop on a town road and drop off a kitten. The person wrote down the license plate of the vehicle involved.

Police say they found the kitten curled up by a tree crying.

The person arrested has posted bond and released. He faces potential charges related to animal cruelty.

The kitten has been named Hope. Police are urging people not to abandon a helpless animal.

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