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Nontarget Trapping Incident Report

Reported: Jan 09, 2007
Location: Barre, Massachusetts

Species: Dog
Trap Type: Leghold
Incident Date: Jan 08, 2007

Victim's Disposition: injured
Victim's Name: Holly

Legal Action: unknown
Result: n/a

Summary: A three-week search for a dog caught in a leghold trap ended when local police received a tip that the dog was in a garage at a local residence. The dog, named Holly because the search had extended through the Christmas holidays, had been spotted near the center of town on 12/16/06. Though the leg was not broken, wounds from the prolonged pressure of the trap had penetrated to the bone and could not be repaired. The leg was removed at the shoulder, and a full recovery is expected. At press time the owner of the probably illegal trap had not been indentified.

Source: Telegram and Gazette

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