Untrapped Stats & Maps
Dec 09 2022"Grit", caught in leghold trap, Lander, WY, December 9th, 2022
Jun 19 2022
“Coco”, was caught in leghold trap, Teton County, WY, May 27, 2022"Coco", a 65 lb husky lab mix was caught in a leghold trap and injured with a broken paw bone in Teton County, WY.
May 08 2022
Dog, “Deakan”, was caught in toothed-leghold trap, injured, and died – Gillette, WY May 1, 2022A German Shepard was caught in a toothed-leghold, injured, and died from its injuries in Gillette, WY.
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.