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Nontarget Trapping Incident Report

Reported: Jun 02, 2003
Location: Charlottesville, Virginia

Species: Cat
Trap Type: Leghold
Incident Date: unknown

Victim's Disposition: injured
Victim's Name: Ella

Legal Action: unknown
Result: n/a

Summary: Found with her kitten in a trailer park, Ella had suffered the traumatic loss of the leg while escaping the trap. The injury had scarred over, but she was treated by a veterinarian because she neglected her health to take care of her kitten. The trap owner was never found. (This correspondent also reported: "Another incident happened long ago in Falls Church, VA but it was unforgettable; a dog named Ruby had her tongue severed by a steel-jaw trap. She recovered and adapted to life without a tongue."

Source: Born Free USA incident report form

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