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Traps in Downtown Kelowna

Traps in Downtown Kelowna

Postby lensbaby » Jan 26th, 2018, 10:13 pm

I just read on Facebook that a cat was caught in a leghold trap in downtown Kelowna tonight, and someone responded that their cat came home downtown with injuries that appeared to be from a trap a few days ago. Didn't say exactly where - just Downtown Kelowna.

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Re: Traps in Downtown Kelowna

Postby TreeGuy » Jan 27th, 2018, 2:27 am

My dog is at zero risk of getting caught in any trap. It is licensed, we walk her on leash and we have a fenced yard to contain her. But mostly she is inside with us.

Cat owners should consider doing the same if they want to protect their fur babies.

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Re: Traps in Downtown Kelowna

Postby Jflem1983 » Jan 27th, 2018, 6:00 am

It was probably a rat trap ... blame the city for doing nothing.

Citizens have to take action. Sorry about your cat. Keep it inside . You wont have any issues
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Re: Traps in Downtown Kelowna

Postby ferri » Jan 27th, 2018, 6:07 am

There must be huge rats downtown then. This is the trap:

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Re: Traps in Downtown Kelowna

Postby Jflem1983 » Jan 27th, 2018, 6:23 am

ferri wrote:There must be huge rats downtown then. This is the trap:

trap.jpg



Hopefully they are catching rats. Could be for raccoons as well
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Re: Traps in Downtown Kelowna

Postby lensbaby » Jan 27th, 2018, 10:20 am

TreeGuy wrote:My dog is at zero risk of getting caught in any trap. It is licensed, we walk her on leash and we have a fenced yard to contain her. But mostly she is inside with us.

Cat owners should consider doing the same if they want to protect their fur babies.


How about a young kid who stops to pick it up?
I don't own a cat - and my dog is also licensed, walked on leash, has a fenced yard, but lives in the house with us - so we should both get gold stars!

Which does nothing to stop my dog or yours from stepping on a trap while out on a leash.

The post was actually to warn people about the sick as*hole setting those types of traps in a residential neighborhood.

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Re: Traps in Downtown Kelowna

Postby common_sense_guy » Jan 27th, 2018, 10:28 am

lensbaby wrote:I just read on Facebook that a cat was caught in a leghold trap in downtown Kelowna tonight, and someone responded that their cat came home downtown with injuries that appeared to be from a trap a few days ago. Didn't say exactly where - just Downtown Kelowna.
if you read it on the internet it has to be true right? LOL
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Re: Traps in Downtown Kelowna

Postby vinnied » Jan 27th, 2018, 10:33 am

that was not set for a rat, or a racoon. Id be calling the cops. Im pretty sure you cant set a trap like that up just anywhere in the city

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Re: Traps in Downtown Kelowna

Postby GordonH » Jan 27th, 2018, 10:41 am

So knowing how reliable FB is about truthful info, has anyone actually contacted the CoK to see if they are behind this use leg hold traps.
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Re: Traps in Downtown Kelowna

Postby alanjh595 » Jan 27th, 2018, 11:06 am

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Re: Traps in Downtown Kelowna

Postby lensbaby » Jan 27th, 2018, 11:07 am

GordonH wrote:So knowing how reliable FB is about truthful info, has anyone actually contacted the CoK to see if they are behind this use leg hold traps.


Knowing the people personally who posted the information - complete with a photograph - I have no doubt that it is truthful.
I also seriously doubt that the City would be so irresponsible and open themselves up to lawsuits by putting out dangerous traps that could seriously injure young children and animals. So I haven't contacted them.

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Re: Traps in Downtown Kelowna

Postby ferri » Jan 27th, 2018, 11:15 am

I know the person that posted it also. There is no way this is a "drama" post. It happened.
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Re: Traps in Downtown Kelowna

Postby daria » Jan 27th, 2018, 11:19 am

I hope that they catch the irresponsible jerk who set this trap. :swear: :cuss:
Don't take my silence to mean I've agreed with you; I easily could've just lost interest in explaining how wrong you are.

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Re: Traps in Downtown Kelowna

Postby TreeGuy » Jan 27th, 2018, 11:21 am

If it’s in the north end it could a part of someone’s home security. Meant for people lurking around.

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Re: Traps in Downtown Kelowna

Postby GordonH » Jan 27th, 2018, 11:29 am

GordonH wrote:So knowing how reliable FB is about truthful info, has anyone actually contacted the CoK to see if they are behind this use leg hold traps.

lensbaby wrote:Knowing the people personally who posted the information - complete with a photograph - I have no doubt that it is truthful.
I also seriously doubt that the City would be so irresponsible and open themselves up to lawsuits by putting out dangerous traps that could seriously injure young children and animals. So I haven't contacted them.


Maybe instead of posting it on FB, taken it to the RCMP and reported.
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