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Nontarget Trapping Incident Report

Reported: Feb 28, 2008
Location: Sperryville, Virginia

Species: Dog
Trap Type: Leghold
Incident Date: Feb 12, 2008

Victim's Disposition: dead
Victim's Name: Bulger

Legal Action: Yes
Result: charged with two counts of misdemeanor animal cruelty

Summary: A man found his dog, Bulger, dead in a leghold trap, killed by a shotgun. His neighbor, who had set the traps for coyotes, found Bulger and another dog (see 02/07/08 incident below) and, thinking they were strays, shot them. The neighbor was charged with two counts of misdemeanor animal cruelty.

Source: Rappahannock News

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