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Nontarget Trapping Incident Report

Reported: Jan 18, 2007
Location: Tilamook, Oregon

Species: Cat
Trap Type: Leghold
Incident Date: unknown

Victim's Disposition: injured
Victim's Name: Lieutenant Dan

Legal Action: unknown
Result: n/a

Summary: Abandoned by his guardians who moved from an apartment complex, Dan disappeared for a week before reappearing dragging the leghold trap. His front paw was almost severed off and had to be amputated. According to the attending veterinarian, Dan had been in the trap for at least 48 hours. Dan is now in the foster care of a volunteer for United Paws of America, a local all-volunteer spay/neuter non-profit group. Police are investigating the source of the trap.

Source: Born Free USA incident report form

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