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Nontarget Trapping Incident Report

Reported: Apr 28, 2008
Location: Saanich, British Columbia

Species: Cat
Trap Type: Kill
Incident Date: Apr 23, 2008

Victim's Disposition: dead
Victim's Name: Castor

Legal Action: Yes
Result: Sued for medical expenses

Summary: When Castor disappeared Wednesday evening, his caregiver and others tracked the meowing cat to the backyard of a nearby home. They found Castor seriously injured in a Conibear trap, caught by the belly. were no fractures but there were extensive internal injuries to the organs. After nearly a week in intensive care at the veterinary clinic, Castor was put to sleep on 04/27/08. His caregivers intend to sue the trap owner for Castor's medical expenses of almost $3,300. The cat died a few days after being taken to a veterinary clinic for treatment. The man was later charged with animal cruelty. An animal protection officer said, "Our constable reported to a cat in a conibear trap last year in the same block. The cat survived."

Source: Times Colonist

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