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Nontarget Trapping Incident Report

Reported: May 20, 1995
Location: Payson, Arizona

Species: Dog
Trap Type: Leghold
Incident Date: unknown

Victim's Disposition: injured
Victim's Name: Troy

Legal Action: unknown
Result: n/a

Summary: In the mountains near the family cabin, 15 miles north of Payson, Troy stepped into a leghold trap. "Troy's screams were unbelievable. He was not only terrified, but in desperate pain," writes his caregiver. Caught for about 15 minutes, Troy's leg was crushed between ankle and paw, with swelling, bruising, and loss of skin. Although this was reported to the Forest Service, the trap owner was not found.

Source: Born Free USA incident report form

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