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Conservation officers investigating after illegal trap kills dog at Wright's Creek

Carmen Perry and her surviving dog stand beside Emma's grave. (Sheehan Desjardins/CBC - image credit)
Carmen Perry and her surviving dog stand beside Emma's grave. (Sheehan Desjardins/CBC - image credit)

Warning: This story contains details some readers may find disturbing.

Carmen Perry was walking her two dogs off leash in the Wright's Creek area of Charlottetown earlier this month when one of them got caught in a snare and died.

"You could hear it, and there was nothing you could do in that moment to save her. I think she stuck her head in it, and it snapped around the back of her head and her throat and it strangled her to death."

Now, conservation officers with the Department of Justice and Public Safety are requesting the public's help in finding out more about an illegal trap that killed Emma. They're asking anyone who may have noticed suspicious activity near the East Royalty area to contact them or conservation officers.

Perry can't imagine why someone would have set a trap so close to a trail and worries more could be out there.

"It's a danger to the population too, it's a danger to the children and everybody else who is out there."

Submitted by Carmen Perry
Submitted by Carmen Perry

Emma, who was about two years old, was a rescue dog from Texas. She loved walking along the trails with Perry.

"We always thought it was a very safe place. It just totally got caught us off guard. It upset the whole day, the whole evening, the whole week, really, It feels so surreal. It's just unbelievable that this could happen."