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


Help OneKind end the cruel practice of snaring by donating now.

We believe snares should be banned in the UK. We’ve started SnareWatch to gather information on where and by who snaring is used and we will use this evidence to campaign to end snaring.

Snares can harm animals – whether the target species, other wildlife or a beloved family pet – and we need your help to end the welfare problems caused by these traps. 

Please report any snaring incidents here and sign up to donate to OneKind’s work to secure a safe future for animals, free from snaring.

Support us now by donating direct via the OneKind website, or consider joining OneKind with a regular gift to help build our vision of a world without cruelty, abuse and mistreatment of animals.

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An empty snare

An empty snare.

Fox caught in snare

Fox caught in a snare.

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