$2,500 reward offered in dog's fur-trap death


November 24, 2006

Outraged over the death of a Cecil County dog that was caught in an illegally set fur trap last weekend, the Humane Society of the United States is offering a $2,500 reward for information about the incident.

The dog, a German short-haired pointer named Santini, was killed while walking with its owners on a trail near their Perryville home, according to the Humane Society.

When the dog went to investigate meat that had been placed in a bucket-like container, a metal trap sprung and clamped around his neck. The dog was dead within minutes.

Only one person had permission to hunt on the privately owned land where the trap was set, and no trapping is allowed there, the Humane Society said.

Anyone with information about the case can call Cpl. Bob Bakeoven of the Maryland Department of Natural Resources at 410-356-7061.

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