Traps capture pet dogs near Jackson

Published November 26, 2013 8:57 pm

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Jackson, Wyo. • A resident has put up warning signs to alert pet owners of the presence of traps on National Forest land near Jackson after two pet dogs were caught in a trapper's snare and leghold traps.

The Jackson Hole News & Guide reports that the dogs were caught on Friday while walking in a heavily used recreation area south of Red Top Meadows.

April North tells the newspaper she was on a routine walk when the dogs were trapped. She says the traps were less than half a mile from a residential neighborhood. One dog was treated for damage to its foot from a leg-hold trap.

North says the Wyoming Game and Fish Department sent an employee to investigate.

The Associated Press