Dogs victimized by traps around Mat-Su

Posted: Monday, January 29, 2001

ANCHORAGE (AP) -- Dogs are falling victim to traps around the Matanuska and Susitna valleys.

Dog owners reported three cases of dogs caught in traps last month.

One dog lost its foot in a trap set on private land on the outskirts of Palmer, the state Department of Fish and Game said.

A second dog was killed in a trap set at the State Plant Material Center near Bodenburg Butte, while a third dog was reported caught in a trap along a dog mushing trail north of Wasilla, officials said.

The trappers' sets were ill-advised because of their proximity to homes, state officials said.

None of the traps carried any identification about their owners.

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