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Nontarget Trapping Incident Report

Reported: Feb 17, 2007
Location: Tularosa, New Mexico

Species: Dog
Trap Type: Leghold
Incident Date: unknown

Victim's Disposition: injured
Victim's Name: Pebbles

Legal Action: unknown
Result: n/a

Summary: Pebbles's guardian and a friend were 5 miles from home off a BLM dirt road heading to an arroyo on horseback when Pebbles was caught in a leghold trap. Her guardian and friend had to stand on the trap to open it. Pebbles was in the trap for 15 minutes, but, writes her guardian, "I would have never gotten that trap off of my dog's leg if I had been alone." At the time of this holiday weekend report Pebbles had not yet seen a veterinarian.

Source: Born Free USA incident report form

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