Despite heroic efforts by neighbors and veterinary care, a domestic cat found in Albuquerque with a trapped leg ultimately died of trap wounds. Read the full account.

“I have rescued animals for most of my life and have been involved in some serious rescue situations, but this one was probably the most horrific and traumatic experience I have had, I think because of the deliberate nature of the setting of this unbelievably cruel trap. Someone had to have set the trap with the intention of catching an innocent creature and torturing it in the trap. There are humane traps readily available if wildlife or stray animals are in your yard and you want them caught and removed. That a person would use a trap like this is very, very disturbing.”

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