Dog caught in coyote trap to get new prosthetic paw; being treated in Greensboro

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GREENSBORO, N.C. — A dog FOX8 first told you about two weeks ago is a big step closer to getting the prosthetic paw he needs.

Trapper is a black lab. His leg was caught in a coyote trap earlier this year. The SPCA of the Triad took him in and helped him get the veterinary care he needed from Dr. Christine Hunt at University Animal Hospital in Greensboro.

Dr. Hunt amputated Trapper’s forepaw last week. She was able to amputate less of his leg than originally thought because a company offered to give Trapper a prosthetic paw.

Hanger Clinic prosthetist Steven Grove made a mold for Trapper’s new paw on Tuesday. Dr. Hunt was also able to remove Trapper’s sutures.

They hope he will get his new, adjustable prosthetic paw in the next few weeks.

Both Dr. Hunt and Hanger Clinic are donating time and materials for Trapper’s prosthetic because the woman adopting him is a military veteran.

The SPCA still needs donations to cover some of Trapper’s bills, though. They ask for the community’s help. Donation info: http://www.triadspca.org/donate.html

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