Dog's leg badly injured after getting caught in wild boar trap

The Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA Singapore) rescued a community dog that had its leg caught in a suspected wild boar trap on Jan 26.

SPCA Singapore's rescue officers managed to catch the elusive dog through multiple attempts after some kind souls alerted them to the animal's plight.

The dog, though wary of people, has been slowly warming up to staff that have been caring for him and tending to his wound, said SPCA in a Facebook post.

SPCA said that it was glad that the dog was recovering well, and will likely not be losing his leg.

The post also detailed:

"These traps are not only cruel, they are illegal.

"Wild boars, or any animal, caught in the traps end up suffering very painful and debilitating injuries which may result in death.

"Other animals caught in traps have not been so lucky.

"We are currently investigating this case of suspected illegal trapping.

"If you have any information on poaching activity going on in Singapore, please call the SPCA’s hotline at 6287 5355 ext 9 or email"