A Missoula family recently lost their dog after it got stuck in an illegal trap .
The man responsible for the traps recently pleaded guilty to criminal charges.
According to court documents, the defendant, Jaymz Partida, was cited for failure to recess a trap, and for setting four traps without tags.
The dog was caught in the trap near Hiberta Street in Missoula.
Sentencing for Partida is set for Wednesday, Dec. 18th at 3 p.m.