"Our neighbor who teaches hunting safety went back with us to recover Sugar’s body.
Together these two big men could not free her so we had to cut the red nylon rope tie-down and carried her body to his garage where he had to use two vises to finally remove the trap."
A dog, a basset hound mix, was caught in a snare by his front feet, in Vedauwoo Recreation Area, near Laramie, Wyoming. This is the third trapping incident in Vedauwoo during this winter season. Until we can separate traps and trails, please stay vigilant.
Have you experienced a negative trapping incident involving you, your pet, your family, or another living thing?
Please share your story so that we can help you in whatever way we can and bring the realities of trapping to a broader public. Your personal information will be respected, and you may submit anonymously.
Provide as much as possible of the following information so that your report will be as effective as possible. Include species of animal, type of trapping device, name of dog (if applicable), any injuries incurred by animals or humans involved, medical expenses, and as much additional detail as possible. Also, photos are very helpful but not required. We encourage you to include multiple photos and videos of trap, trap set area, bait, wild animal, dog, injury, and a picture of your dog without the trap to add a face to your story.
No agency keeps track of reports of dogs caught in traps. This map is incomplete, but a much-needed record of these incidents. As awareness has increased, WU is learning of more cases where dogs were trapped but the owner had no recourse or engaged officials to report it to. We aim to share those stories here.