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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A dog escaped serious injury when caught in a snare in Welton Dale, East Yorkshire.

While being walked, the dog ran off to explore through the overgrown woodland which was around 50 metres from a public path. The dog's guardian became worried when she didn't return so searched the wood for her and found her trapped with the snare around her neck and wire tangled around her legs.

The snare had been set on a 'rough path' through the woodland.

Pheasants were seen in the undergrowth and feeders were situated nearby.

Type of snare



Welton Dale, East Yorkshire


April 2021

Photographic evidence


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