Dog found in bear trap finds new home; Proposed anti-trapping legislation to follow

New Mexico

A dog found stuck in a bear trap has found a new home.

Fibel was located in Edgewood earlier this month.

Officials with the Santa Fe Animal Shelter say they got to him just in the nick of time and that his injuries could have been a lot worse.

“He had minor bruising, cuts, and abrasions on his front paw which was the paw caught in the trap,” said Murad Kirdar with the Santa Fe Animal Society.

Late Sunday, KRQE News 13 discovered someone went to the shelter and adopted Fibel.

Trap Free New Mexico, an anti-trapping group, says Fibel is the fifth known dog in New Mexico to be caught in a trap since November.

Some legislators in Santa Fe are proposing “Roxy’s Law” to ban recreational and commercial trapping on public land.

The law is named after a dog that died in a snare.

Previous attempts for similar legislation have failed in recent years.

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