Illegally Placed Traps at Neosho's Morse Park Under Investigation

By KOLR10 News

Published 01/14 2014 07:21AM

Updated 01/14 2014 07:25AM

NEOSHO, Mo. -- Police are investigating after two animals were caught in game traps in a public Neosho park.

Illegally-placed traps in Neosho's Morse Park caught a fox and a dog Sunday. The dog was on a walk with his owner when the hidden trap suddenly closed on his paw.

"When you take your children to the park, or yourself, you're out walking, just be cautious and check your environment for something like this," says Dave McCracken, Neosho police chief. "It's something that you probably would have never have thought about checking for."

The responsible party will face misdemeanor charges for animal cruelty and breaking conservation rules and regulations.

If you find a trap or have seen any suspicious behavior, contact the Neosho Police Department.

(courtesy KODE)

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