A dog, "Shia" was caught in a leghold trap on Sunday, Dec 20, 2020, near the Chimney Park area, near Laramie, Wyoming. This is the fourth pet reported trapped in four weeks, that we know about. Until we can separate traps and trails, please stay vigilant.
Until I became a member of this group, I never knew that traps and snares were set in area we traverse all the time. Tonight we came across a series of snares about 20 yards off of Road 701E. On top of everything else I carry in winter months, I now plan on packing a "trap defense" tool kit as well. What a shame it is I have to worry about me or my dog being snared on public land...
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.