Rescue group searches Merrimack area for dog injured in coyote trap
“This dog needs urgent medical attention at this point. We have been searching day and night for this animal,” said Holly Mokrzecki of Granite State Dog Recovery. “She is probably going to have to have her leg amputated, or best case scenario significant surgery.”
Todd Szewczyk, conservation officer with New Hampshire Fish and Game, confirmed Friday that he did obtain a trap from the Merrimack Police Department, but he has since returned it to the original owner.
Still, Mokrzecki fears for the little dog, especially with the heavy rain expected this weekend. Her biggest worry is that a coyote will smell the dog’s injuries and that it will be killed by a predator.
“Trapping is a cruel and outdated practice, and it is also indiscriminate, which is what has happened to this dog in Merrimack,” said Linda Dionne of New Hampshire Citizens Against Trapping.
“We want to make it illegal. These are just the incidents that we hear about. I am sure it happens more often than we even realize since most trappers don’t often report it,” said Dionne, whose group is hoping to get support in 2014 to ban trapping in New Hampshire.
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