MOUNT AIRY, Md. (AP) — After a Mount Airy resident’s pet cat was killed by a steel trap in a neighbor’s yard, two residents went to the Town Council to get the devices banned.
Inhumane animal traps were identified as a public nuisance and were barred effective Dec. 6.
Mount Airy Mayor Pat Rockinberg says clamp and jaw-type animal traps will not be allowed in town. He said his concern was children who might accidentally get caught in a trap.
Anyone who violates the ordinance could be fined up to $250.
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