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Nontarget Trapping Incident Report

Reported: Mar 19, 2010
Location: Fernley, Nevada

Species: Cat
Trap Type: Leghold
Incident Date: Mar 14, 2010

Victim's Disposition: injured
Victim's Name: Trapper John

Legal Action: unknown
Result: n/a

Summary: A Fernley man was cited by state officials for allegedly setting a steel leg trap that caught a cat near a bike path in Cottowood Park. This cat, named Trapper John by NHS vets that treated him, was discovered partially submerged in water and struggling to free himself from the trap. Although hypothermic and injured by the trap, he survived.

Source: Reno Gazette

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