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Stray Dog Caught in Hunting Trap Gets Rescued

by Katherine

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When Trinity was found last month in Lexington, Ky., she was scared, hungry, pregnant and injured. The stray dog was caught in a hunting trap and lost her right rear leg. She somehow free herself from the trap and wandered into a law office in Floyd County, where Good Samaritans rescued her and took her to Woodstock Spay and Neuter Clinic.

Photo Credit: Woodstock Spay and Neuter Clinic/ Facebook
Photo Credit: Woodstock Spay and Neuter Clinic/ Facebook


The hunting trap broke Trinity’s leg and veterinarians believe the dog severed her lower limb in her attempt to get free. The stray who was pregnant then, unfortunately miscarried her three puppies on her way to the clinic.

The Woodstock Animal Foundation stepped up to care for Trinity and said her injuries are sadly very common in the area. The organization is covering for the former stray’s medical costs and hopes to raise enough funds to afford a prosthetic leg for the pet.

“It’s amazing that these dogs can be put through all this, the pain and the suffering and everything else, and they still can lift their leg and greet you and everybody else who comes to see them, and give a lick and give a tail wag,” Anita Spreitzer, Woodstock Animal Foundation’s adoption coordinator told WKYT. “It’s just amazing that these animals have such a gracious heart even though so much has been done to them.”

Woodstock Animal Foundation plans to place Trinity in a long-term foster home and give her a chance to fully recover. Once she is healthy enough for adoption, she will be made available.