Stella at the lake

Personal Conversation July 12, 2015

About three years ago, my friend and I were walking our dogs about 1/4 mile from Pleasant Valley School. We came upon a nest of traps. I heard my dog Stella squealing and whining from under a tree. Her left front paw was caught in a trap. It took both of us working on it, but finally we managed to open the trap and free her.

Veterinarian exam showed that only the squishy part of her paw was held by the trap, thereby avoiding worse injury. She will probably have arthritis in that paw as she ages.

-Linda Anderson