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Nontarget Trapping Incident Report

Reported: Dec 01, 2008
Location: Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Species: Cat
Trap Type: Leghold
Incident Date: unknown

Victim's Disposition: injured
Victim's Name: Dixie

Legal Action: unknown
Result: n/a

Summary: A neighbor lady had someone set traps to try to catch a fox that had been killing her chickens. This was near homes, within city limits. Dixie was caught in the trap overnight. Veterinarian treatment consisted of x-rays, setting of bones, and a special bandage to draw out an infection, at an cost of $1,000. Dixie's guardian wrote, "This lady knows there are a lot of outside cats around this area. She's an old lady, good neighbor, I don't know what she was thinking." As of report time, the woman had not been charged.

Source: Born Free USA incident report form

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