Cat owner wants Mount Airy to ban certain traps

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Myra Combs’ veterinarian sedated J.J. and cut this trap with bolt cutters. The cat is doing well now. (Credit: Myra Combs)

MOUNT AIRY, N.C. — Myra Combs’ cat J.J. had been outside just minutes when she said she heard a pained meowing that sounded unusual.

She said she went to look for him and found J.J. at a neighbor’s house caught in a steel trap. She said one section of wire jaws was around his neck, and the other around his torso.

She said blood was coming from his mouth and claws from his attempt to get out of the trap.

Combs said she couldn’t open the trap, which had powerful springs.

It was Sunday morning, April 1, and she said she ran knocking on doors trying to find someone to help. She said she found a neighbor home, but the two women together couldn’t loosen the trap.

She said they called 911, then animal control and finally got help by calling Combs’ veterinarian’s emergency number.

This article was written by Monte Mitchell and originally published by The Winston-Salem Journal. Click here to read the full story.

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