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Nontarget Trapping Incident Report

Reported: Feb 16, 2012
Location: Boston, Massachusetts

Species: Cat
Trap Type: Leghold
Incident Date: Feb 14, 2012

Victim's Disposition: injured
Victim's Name: Mr. Bates

Legal Action: unknown
Result: n/a

Summary: A hiker stumbled upon a severly injured cat whose crushed left forelimb was ensnared in a leghold trap that had been purposely set. The animal was taken to an animal medical center in Boston and had has leg amputated to save his life. It appears the trap was unregistered and was likely set illegally.

Source: MSPCA.org

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