Black lab trapped in wire near Princeton, Minn. - KMSP-TV

Black lab trapped in wire near Princeton, Minn.

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PRINCETON, Minn. (KMSP) -

A black lab is recovering after getting caught in a trapping snare just north of the Twin Cities.

The dog was first spotted Wednesday near Princeton, Minn. -- about an hour north of the metro. She's now recovering after being rescued by volunteers with Pets in Crisis.

A veterinarian says some of her teeth are broken and the deep cut on her face was healing over the wire. Rescuers say the dog went four days without being able to eat or drink

"They set the traps, the animal gets their foot in there," said Claudia Beckman, with Pets in Crisis. "In this case the dog's face got in there and every time you pull, it tightens."

New fur trapping regulations are aimed at preventing these types of accidents, and the Minnesota DNR warns trappers about accidentally capturing dogs.

The dog was unleashed and not wearing tags. She will be handed over to an animal rescue.

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