Basset hound killed in wolf trap just off trail

Posted: Monday, March 31, 2008

JUNEAU - A dog was killed in a trap Wednesday while being walked on the Eagle River Trail in Juneau.

The dog - named Bubba - was part of a Doggie Day Care outing and was in the care of the Gastineau Humane Society.

Executive Director Chava Lee said two of the dogs, including Bubba, went missing initially during a game of fetch. One came back when called, but Bubba didn't respond.

The dog was found the next day right off the trail in a conibear trap.

The Bureau of Wildlife Enforcement of the Alaska State Troopers and a Wildlife biologist for State Fish and Game were summoned to the scene. They determined the area was legal for trapping.





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