A cat in Royal Oaks, California, came home dragging a huge illegal bear trap he triggered. Scruffy’s right front paw was trapped, but he made it as far as the family’s driveway before he was found and taken to a veterinary clinic. Veterinarian Dave Carroll and a nurse removed the trap. Carroll said that if a person had stepped on the trap, it would have broken an ankle.
Most animals, wild and domestic, who step in traps usually don't survive. Carroll credited Scruffy's scrappy spirit for helping him drag the trap all the way back to his house so that he could be found.
East Lake Animal Clinic is caring for Scruffy free of charge. The SPCA is investigating the case and attempting to find out who is responsible for setting up the illegal trap.
On Friday veterinarian Elizabeth Martin said the cat was in good spirits and recovering well.
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