Donal O'Toole

Donal O’Toole

Wyoming columnist

Life is full of hard questions. Here is one: did Mac have to die?

Mac was a rescue dog in Lander. After much work, his new owners helped transform Mac from a timid, head-shy pup into a disciplined companion. That ended on Jan. 3. While walking on public land with his new owners, Mac was caught in a power snare set by a trapper. He choked to death in less than a minute. No signs warned Mac’s owner about local snares.

Dr. O’Toole is a veterinary pathologist in Laramie. Dr. Gamble is a clinical veterinarian in Riverton.

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