UPDATE: Reward offered in trapped cat incident
NICHOLASVILLE, Ky. (WTVQ) – Jessamine County Animal Care & Control says the Humane Society of America is offering a $5,000 dollar reward for information leading to a conviction in the case of a cat found snared in a hunting trap on Monday.
Officials say the injury resulted in the amputation of three of the cats toes, and that complications from the surgery have kept the animal under veterinary care.
Body gripping traps are illegal to use on domestic free-roaming or feral cats.
Officials at Animal Care & Control say the cat is expected to need substantial care, and are asking for donations from the public.
If you are interested in donating to the cat’s care, checks can be mailed, payable to Jessamine County Animal Care & Control, to 120 Fairground Way, Nicholasville, KY 40356. Donations can also be sent online at www.adoptapet.com/jcacc
9/26/16 2:32 p.m.
Jessamine County Animal Care and Control say a cat has been released from a hunting trap after the animal was found on Williamsburg Drive dragging the trap behind it.
Officers were able to catch the cat and bring it to a local veterinarian who removed the trap. The cat then underwent surgery, losing three toes because of the damage the trap had caused.
The veterinarian says the trap was probably on the cat for somewhere between 24 and 48 hours.
The Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife is stressing that using a trap life the one that the cat was caught in is not a legal method to capture free roaming or feral cats.
Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call (859) 885-4836.