Applaud Volunteers and Unnamed Hunter for Rescuing Trapped Dog

Target: Board Member of Bosque Animal Rescue Kennels, Brenda Franklin

Goal: Applaud the volunteers who rescued a stray dog from a trapper’s snare, as well as the hunter who called for help and adopted the dog as his pet.

On January 10th, an unnamed hunter in Texas saved a stray dog from certain death when he became trapped in a snare. After noticing the injured animal, the hunter immediately called for help. The Bosque Animal Rescue Kennels (BARK) volunteers and the ranger service were able to free the dog who now resides in a forever home with the man who saved his life.

Due to the fact that the dog was trapped on private property, BARK had not been able to enter. As a result they called in reinforcements from the ranger service. Thankfully the team was able to get ahold of a Texas Parks and Wildlife game warden who also volunteered with BARK. Though he was off duty at the time, he willingly dropped everything else and rushed to the scene to lend his assistance.

The dog was then taken to a vet where he received immediate care. The vet estimated that he may have been trapped for as long as five days. Concerned about what would become of the animal and how he would heal, the hunter took him in to join his family. He now goes by the name Lucky.

While many often disagree with hunters on animal rights, this was certainly one instance where it’s important to show appreciation for not just quick thinking, but a commitment to doing something to fix a terrible situation.

Sign this letter to show your appreciation for the hunter and volunteers’ quick thinking and commitment to saving Lucky from the snare.


Dear BARK Board Member Brenda Franklin,

Last week your brave team of volunteers went above and beyond to rescue a poor trapped animal in need of instant care. Not only did their work give the dog a chance at life and survival, but it also helped build a connection between him and his new family.

While the hunter who made the call was not named in any of the articles praising his quick thinking and big heart, we hope you and your team will reach out and extend our thanks to him as well.


[Your Name Here]

Photo Credit: Rennett Stowe

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One Comment

  1. sandra mason says:

    traps and snares of every kind need to be totally outlawed

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