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Dog Trapping Incident | Gillette, WY

Trap Incident Investigation Report
Date Occurred: December 11, 2014
Location: Gillette, WY
Victim Species: Domestic Dog
Victim Names: Anonymous
Owner Name: Anonymous
Victim Outcome: Lived, Injured
Trap Type: Leghold
Trap Legality: No ID=Illegal
Legal Outcome:  None

Owner Account: 
We were Geocaching in the Burnt Hollow Hiking and Biking Trail, parking off of Highway 59. The coordinates for the cache are N44 31.081 W105 26.394. We were about 1/2 way from the parking lot and the cache, when my dog started to scream! Less than 30 feet from the cache, one of his front legs was stuck in a trap- it was under a tree. Right next to where I stepped was another set trap. It took 2 adults to open the trap and free my dog. His physical injury was minor, scrapped skin and a little swelling. Walking was painful for a few days. The traps were old with no type of identification.

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