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.

Scotland

Scottish SPCA
Animal Helpline 03000 999 999

England and Wales

RSPCA
Cruelty line 0300 1234 999

Northern Ireland

USPCA
Animal Information Line 028 3025 1000, caller ID required

 

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Three snares were found in the woods of Coley Beck in the village of Shelf.

No animals were trapped in the illegal snares but dead bird remains were found beside the contraptions.

Type of snare

Illegal

Where

Coley Beck woods, Shelf, Halifax

When

November 2020

Photographic evidence

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