CHARLOTTETOWN, P.E.I. — P.E.I. conservation officers are investigating the dying of a canine that was killed by a lure this month on a Charlottetown path.
Erin Perry, supervisor of conservation enforcement, advised SaltWire Community on Nov. 16 that she might solely touch upon one a part of the investigation at this level.
“I can say that the lure was set illegally,’’ Perry mentioned in a telephone interview.
Carmen Perry was out strolling her two canines on the Wright’s Creek path system within the East Royalty neighbourhood on Nov. 2 when one of many canines, a two-year-old husky combine, stopped about 20 ft off the path to smell one thing beneath the leaves.
“It occurred so quick,’’ Carmen Perry, who lives on Norwood Street, mentioned in a telephone interview with SaltWire Community on Nov. 9.
She was on the stroll with a neighbour and mentioned there was nothing both of them might do to avoid wasting the canine.
Carmen Perry referred to as Charlottetown Police Companies. Officers then referred to as animal safety officers with the P.E.I. Humane Society to free the canine.
Erin Perry mentioned she might solely communicate on the whole phrases with regard to trapping, explaining that there’s an open trapping season throughout P.E.I. from Oct. 15 to March 31.
“It is vital for individuals simply to concentrate on that once they’re out having fun with the outside,’’ the conservation enforcement supervisor mentioned.
When SaltWire Community requested about trapping in metropolis limits, Erin Perry mentioned that falls beneath the Metropolis of Charlottetown’s bylaw enforcement.
Nevertheless, town mentioned the matter falls beneath the province’s jurisdiction.
• The next furbearing animals may be trapped in P.E.I. with the landowner’s permission: beaver; mink; weasel; raccoon; fox, coyote; skunk; squirrel.
Dave Stewart is a reporter with the SaltWire Community in Prince Edward Island. He may be reached at [email protected] or on Twitter @DveStewart