SPCA saves dog found with steel traps

A boxer mix found in northwest Houston with steel jaw traps on one paw and his scrotum is recovering at the SPCA.

July 9, 2010 8:12:15 AM PDT
There's a disturbing story out of northwest Houston, where someone set out steel jaw traps and hurt a dog.

The Houston SPCA is treating the dog, which is a boxer mix. On Thursday afternoon, Harris County Pct. 1 deputy constables found him with steel traps on one paw and his scrotum. The SPCA removed the traps and say he will make a full recovery.

"Many times an animal, to escape the pain, will actually chew his or her leg off trying to get away," said Stacy Fox with the Houston SPCA. "This dog was extremely lucky, and we're very, very thankful that the prognosis is great."

The SPCA and Precinct 1 deputies are both investigating the incident. They will present the case to the Harris County District Attorney's Office for possible charges.