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Nontarget Trapping Incident Report

Reported: Dec 17, 2008
Location: Joseph, Oregon

Species: Dog
Trap Type: Leghold
Incident Date: unknown

Victim's Disposition: injured
Victim's Name: unknown

Legal Action: Yes
Result: dog owner taking trapper to court - will likely be dropped b/c trap was legal

Summary: A local woman's dog was caught in a leghold trap about 90 feet off a popular trail. Although warning signs were posted, the woman ignored them or did not see them. The dog suffered bruising but no lasting damage to the foot. The woman has been served with a violation for taking the trap and plans to take it to court, but the charge will likely be dropped because it would bring unwelcome publicity. The trap was legal, the trapper reported to be a 20-year-old local boy.

Source: Personal communication

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