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Trapper Liability

Trappers can be held financially liable for killing dogs even if the trap was legally set.
  1. Get a picture of your dog in the trap.  We realize that this can be the hardest thing you'll ever do but it needs to be done.
  2. Take your dog to a vet immediately and have the vet do a “necropsy”. This is basically an autopsy for dogs that certifies the trap was the cause of death.
  3. Keep the trap so the trapper’s info can be taken from the tag on the trap. If there is no tag on the trap, a DNR conservation officer should be contacted since the trap would then be an illegal set.
  4. Contact us and we will help you through every step of the process.  We have found an attorney who specializes in animal welfare law.