October 3, 2006
The Washington Humane Society is trying to find out who set the steel
hunting trap by the Brentwood Postal Facility in Northeast D.C. that
ensnared a 6-month-old orange Tabby cat.
The cat, nicknamed "Trapper," suffered a crushed front leg and
veterinarians aren't sure if Trapper is out of the woods just yet. He could
have nerve or ligament damage or, a worst-case scenario, amputation.
Officials at the Brentwood postal facility said they do not know who set
the trap, which was placed nearby Metro's Redline rails by New York Avenue.
A worker for the Humane Society warned that the trap that was set was
illegal and very dangerous. The trap does not discriminate and anything, a
cat, a fox or even a child, could get ensnared in its steel jaws.
If Trapper's owner doesn't come forward, the orange tabby will be put up
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