Pet dachshund snared in trap on public trail

Hudson, a dachshund, was injured by a conibear trap on the Waskahegan trail in May. Photo Supplied

Hudson, a dachshund, was injured by a conibear trap on the Waskahegan trail in May. Photo Supplied

Kevin Maimann, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 7:50 PM ET

EDMONTON — An animal advocacy group is pushing for stricter trapping regulations after a pet dog was snared on a public trail in Sherwood Park, Alta.

A woman was walking with her kids when her pet dachshund ran off and got caught by its neck and waist in a conibear trap.

Adrian Nelson with the Association for the Protection of Fur-Bearing Animals said the dog, named Hudson, is lucky to be alive after veterinary treatment totalling nearly $3,000.

“Traps are very indiscriminate,” he said.

The dog’s owner, Meridith Ball, filed an official claim for compensation from Strathcona County to cover the vet bills, as she believes county officials placed the trap.

Municipalities often use traps for pest control.


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