Releasing a Pet from a Trap (Short Version)
Let’s hope the day never comes! But somebody might need a quick diagram like this one. Courtesy of the Reno Gazette-Journal
- Cover animal’s head with blanket, sweater, jacket, whatever is handy, to calm him/her and to prevent biting
- Carry tools if possible. For instance, wire cutters. Perhaps have a heavy-duty bolt cutter in the vehicle.
- If you cannot open the trap, maybe you can cut the anchor chain and take the animal, trap and all, to nearest veterinarian.
- Nevada law empowers you to remove/open/tamper with a trap that poses obvious risk.