Letters: Pets at risk when traps put out for wildlife

Residents of Glenrosa need to be on the look-out for traps which may injure their pets or curious children.

To the editor:

Residents of Glenrosa need to be on the look-out for traps which may injure their pets or curious children.

On the night of Sunday, April 3, my cat Moca got his foot caught in a leg-hold trap which someone in the McTaggart Road area presumably set to catch small wildlife, such as a raccoon or squirrel.

This is an urban forest interface region where we frequently see a considerable range of wildlife. Most residents are not upset by this, but if you are, then please consult with the appropriate government agency or animal protection groups such as TRACKS on how to live-trap animals and release them in a suitable habitat.

I certainly hope no other animals are injured in these traps and that no one else has to pay the cost of veterinary care to repair the damage inflicted.

E. Hughes-Games,

Kelowna

 

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