Wilson, whom rescuers believe to be about 6 years old, was taken to the Animal Rescue League (ARL) in Boston. "His paw is healing quite rapidly and he's slowly coming out of his shell, though he's still a bit shy," ARL's Ami Bowen told The Dodo. "You can tell he's a very sweet guy."
The ARL released a statement about Wilson's story, highlighting the dangers of leg-hold traps. Massachusetts is currently considering legislation that would repeal restrictions on using these cruel traps - hopefully Wilson's story will make people think twice before supporting a change like that.