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For Immediate Release August 30, 2010
For more information contact:
Lilli Walker, 775-856-2000 ext. 335
Trapper Jane Finds a Home
from Leg-hold Trap in Golden Valley -
Receives Treatment at Nevada Humane Society
On Sunday, August 22, another cat was found in a leg-hold
trap, this time in Golden Valley. Now named Trapper Jane,
the two-year-old black and white domestic feline, was caught
in a leg hold trap and picked up by a Washoe County Animal
Services Officer. After being treated at a local veterinary
clinic and finishing the five-day legal hold period for
stray pets, she was transferred to Nevada Humane Society on
Her crushed toes were amputated Sunday morning at the NHS
clinic and she will be under veterinarian care at NHS for
the next month. Her recovery will require ongoing wound care
and pain management, but she should in time be able to walk
and become available for adoption.
“Trapper Jane is a very outgoing, friendly, lovable cat,
in spite of her ordeal.” said Kimberly Chandler of Nevada
Five months ago, another cat was caught in a leg-hold trap
in Cottonwood Park. This cat, later named Trapper John, was
discovered partially submerged in water and struggling to
free himself from the trap. Though hypothermic and injured
by the trap, Trapper John was saved by NHS veterinarians.
The Trapper John incident prompted public outcry over the
use of leg-hold traps. The Washoe County Commission and the
Washoe County Wildlife Advisory Board have both held public
hearings on the issue. The Wildlife Advisory Board postponed
a decision on a proposal to restrict the use of leg-hold
traps in congested areas of Washoe County while TrailSafe, a
local non-profit, and the Nevada Trappers Association work
toward a resolution that is agreeable to both.
Nevada Humane Society appreciates donations toward the
veterinary care and treatment for Trapper Jane. NHS is
located at 2825 Longley Lane in Reno and is open for
adoptions daily from 11:00 a.m. until 6:30 and an hour
earlier on Saturdays from 10:00 am. To make a donation or
obtain more information, visit www.nevadahumanesociety.org
or call 775-856-2000.
High resolution photos are available upon request.
About Nevada Humane Society: Nevada Humane Society is a
non-profit, charitable, no-kill shelter with a no-kill
community goal. NHS works to find homes and provide care for
homeless animals. Our work is made possible by donations.
P.S. Trapper Jane was adopted by Trish
Swain, TrailSafe Director, Oct. 8, 2010. TJ can best be
described as a nonstop love bug who, thankfully, regained
full cat agility and found a job as TrailSafe mascot.