Officials Search for Person Who Set Illegal Animal Leg Trap

Animal Services officials were searching Tuesday for the person responsible for setting an illegal leg trap that captured a coyote's leg.

Authorities received a call Friday about a trap with a coyote leg inside it. The report came three days after another person reported witnessing a coyote caught in a leg-hold trap, according to the Los Angeles Department of Animal Services.
Animal control officers recovered the trap and looked for the injured animal.

Animal Services received reports of an injured coyote in the North Hills and Mission Hills areas of the San Fernando Valley, including near the Veterans Affairs Sepulveda Ambulatory Care Center and the Mission Hills Golf Course, according to animal services officials.

Anyone with information about the coyote or the trap-setter was urged to call animal control officers at (213) 484-8441 or (213) 485-8405.

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