Found a snare?

If there is a live animal in the snare call the relevant animal welfare charity. We do not advise trying to release an animal yourself as the animal could be injured and require medical attention. Record the incident using our Snarewatch report form.


Scottish SPCA
Animal Helpline 03000 999 999

England and Wales

Cruelty line 0300 1234 999

Northern Ireland

Animal Information Line 028 3025 1000, caller ID required


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Welcome to SnareWatch

If you have any concerns about the use of snares, anywhere in the UK, you can share them with us on the SnareWatch website.

You can tell us if your pet was caught in a snare, report findings of animals trapped in snares, raise concerns about possible illegal misuse of snares or simply let us know if you’re worried about snares you have seen in a particular area. More about SnareWatch...

Latest reports

"In Britain .. a country which likes to be known as a Nation of Animal-Lovers - our wild animals are still being shockingly abused. To change attitudes to these innocent creatures - to put protection in place to safeguard them from cruelty - is a long haul. Based in Edinburgh, OneKind campaigns constantly to make these changes - to move us towards truly civilised treatment of animals in the UK.

A prime focus of OneKind's activity is to bring to an end the despicably cruel practice of setting snares for wild animals - which cause them a slow and appallingly painful death. Thousands of snares are set every year, by land owners who make fortunes from tourists who shoot to kill for fun. It's time to put the brakes on this unjustifiable barbarity. Please help OneKind end the cruelty of snares."

Dr Brian May, CBE