LIVE OAK, Calif. (KION-TV) – Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter mentioned a $ 1,000 reward is being supplied for data that would result in the arrest and conviction of somebody who set unlawful metal traps for the legs at Stay Oak.
The Animal Shelter mentioned the leg traps had been discovered close to Felt Road, Corcoran Road, Paget Avenue and twenty fourth Avenue. On Sunday, a resident of one of many aforementioned neighborhoods mentioned they discovered a squirrel with two metal leg traps on its legs of their yard.
The squirrel needed to be euthanized as a result of extent of his accidents, the shelter mentioned. Officers had been contacted and searched a number of courtyards however discovered no additional proof.
Witnesses mentioned the squirrel was lively sufficient to run and climb, so the traps might have been positioned wherever.
“Maintaining these traps is illegitimate beneath a number of California legal guidelines and we want your assist to seek out out who did it,” mentioned the Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter. “If the particular person or individuals who set the traps have extra of them of their possession, different wildlife, cats or canine might undergo.
Anybody with data ought to contact Agent Todd Stosuy at Todd.Stosuy@santacruzcounty.us.