Untrapped Stats & Maps
Dec 26 2011Sydney, a three-year-old yellow lab, was caught in a leg-hold trap. She damaged several teeth chewing on the trap, which resulted in approximately $2,000 in vet bills to address teeth removal and jaw injuries.
Oct 30 2011
Dog Trapping Incident: Lexi | Riverton, WY | October 2011A dog accompanying its owner while she rode horseback was caught in a conibear trap next to the road. Neighbors had set the traps. The dog survived without permanent injury.
May 31 2010
Dog Trapping Incident | Dubois, Wyoming | 2010Dog caught in snare while walking in the area with its owner. Dog had a neck laceration from the incident.
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.