A dog was found trapped in a snare 50 metres from a bridal path between Stanford in the Vale and Charney Basset in Oxfordshire.
The dog's guardian stated:
"Roux (dog) had chased some birds in a hedge and ran behind a scruffy barn next to a small stream.
"After he didn’t return I went to find him but he wasn’t coming back, just standing looking at me.
"After jumping a fence I saw he was caught on something. I thought at first he had caught himself on a part of a fence that had fallen over. However I saw the loop of fencing wire had actually been fastened with a clip so when Roux passed through it tightened about his paw.
"Although it loosened easily, I was concerned it was what appeared to be an improvised snare and not a purpose made one.
"If my dog had struggled he could have done some serious damage."
It was noted there were pheasant feeders nearby.
Type of snare
Stanford in the Vale/Charney Basset in Oxfordshire