Authorities have set up several cage traps to catch a dog seen in the Gaston area with his paw caught in a coyote trap.
“We’ve gotten a lot of calls and questions about a dog that’s moving around property on Glenn Road in Gaston with its paw caught in a coyote trap,” Lexington County spokesman Harrison Cahill said in a news release.
The dog was seen by animal control officers Thursday afternoon but ran away when they tried to rescue him, Cahill said. Foot patrols in the area continued Thursday afternoon.
Animal control officers set up a“humane trap” on property on the 2000 block of Glenn Road Sunday night after the property’s owner called to report seeing the distressed dog. So far the cage trap, and others set up in the area, have failed to capture the dog even though they appear to have been sprung.
In announcing the rescue effort and suspected interference with the cages set up to capture the dog, Cahill said on Thursday that the cages are clearly marked with the warning that tampering with them could result in a citation.
If you spot the dog, you are asked to call Lexington County Animal Control at (803) 785-8149 immediately.