$1,000 reward for info leading to conviction in illegal trapping case

A cat was discovered in a Saskatoon neighborhood on Monday with its paw stuck in an illegal trap likely set out to capture coyotes. Supplied / Mark Johnson

SASKATOON – A Vancouver based-organization is offering a reward for information that leads to an arrest and conviction of whomever was responsible for setting an illegal trap in Saskatoon that ended up capturing a cat.

The Association for the Protection of Fur-Bearing Animals (APFA) said no animal should suffer in the grip of a leg-hold trap.

On Monday evening, two people came across the cat caught by its hind leg in a steel-jaw leg hold trap.

They were able to set it free but the cat ran away before Saskatoon SPCA was able to offering assistance in helping with the injured feline.

APFA heard the news and offered up the reward.

“We are prepared to offer $1,000 to anyone who can provide information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for this act of cruelty,” said APFA spokesperson Adrian Nelson in a release.

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“This kind of horrific incident is entirely preventable and there is no excuse for setting a dangerous device in a public park.”

The trap used has been banned in Canada since 2001.

It would be up to Saskatoon police to determine any charges.

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