Dog Trapping Incident in Dubois, Wyoming
On January 28, 2016 Josh Ross and Beth Kraska were out walking along the edge of a private ranch, 16 miles north of Dubois, WY. They heard their 9 year old cocker spaniel screaming and ran to where he was. “Norman” had its leg caught in a leghold trap. Josh said he was glad Beth was there because the dog was biting due to the pain. Beth held Norman while Josh released the trap. They were glad their dog wasn’t larger because it probably woul…d have torn ligaments and been hurt further while struggling to get away from the trap. They were surprised Norman wasn’t injured since he is a smaller dog and older. Josh has seen many traps along the border of the ranch.
Please report any trapping incidents to Wyoming Untrapped
call 307-201-2422, email to firstname.lastname@example.org, or submit on our incident database – www.wyominguntrapped.org/database/
If possible, submit a photo of the incident, GPS location, type of trap, and ID tag. And notify your local WGFD office.
Norman was lucky to have been released immediately. Knowing what to do can prevent severe injuries and save your dog’s life.
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Photo: Wildrose Kennels (NOT “Norman”)