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person]A dog was trapped in neighbor's back yard in Spanish
Springs. This was an unfenced yard providing free access to
animals and children.
[told in person] Our dog,
Kali, a medium-sized, four-year-old Black Lab mix, was
caught by the toe in a steel leg hold trap near Los Altos in
Sparks, a popular hiking area.These trails are within city
Kali's owner could not open the trap, but the trap chain
came loose, so she carried the dog and chain for 30-40
minutes before meeting a man who knew how to release the
Kali's toe bled, but healed eventually after the incident.
The owner called NV Dept. of Wildlife. The secretary told
her the game warden was out, but the trap was legal because
it was "25 feet from the trail." [There is nothing
in the NRS about "25 feet from trails"]
[told in person] My small dog
Genie, before I adopted her, was left in a trap and used as
coyote bait. She was rescued, though she lost a rear leg.
Now she is happy, but it's sad to watch her thigh twitch
when she tries to scratch with the missing leg.
February 9, 2009 Reno Gazette
Letter to the Editor
Traps don't belong near
While hiking above Pleasant Valley, my dog was caught in a
steel trap. The trap was only about 30 feet away from a path
that is obviously used with some frequency for hiking.
Fortunately, a friend was with me and together we were able
to free my dog.
I understand that trapping is legal in Nevada from November
through February, but I question the good sense of it being
allowed in areas easily accessed by nearby residents and
Beyond concerns for the safety of adults, children and their
pets is the issue of the inhumanity of trapping wild animals
simply to harvest their furs for clothing. If certain people
simply must drape their bodies in the pelts of dead animals,
there are those animals raised for that purpose, and I'm
hoping that when they are harvested for their beautiful
coats, that they are not first held captive in a trap
without food for an unknown number of days and nights until
the trapper decides to check his traps and then ends their
suffering with a bullet to the head.
Please contact your legislator if you believe the laws
regarding trapping in our state need to be addressed and
Linda Anderson, Reno
April 14, 2009 Letter to RGJ
are in our midst
7, I witnessed a sad sight. A large, healthy coyote, trying
to cross Vista Boulevard in Sparks near the new Raley's. I
say trying because this animal's left foreleg was a bloody
stump, missing at the first joint. In obvious distress
(panting, limping, in broad daylight), this animal awaits a
lingering death from infection and starvation.
animal was "trapped" in a residential area where
myself and others walk their pets. Legal or not, I will find
these traps and destroy them. Join me in action.