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.
Animal Helpline 03000 999 999
England and Wales
Cruelty line 0300 1234 999
Animal Information Line 028 3025 1000, caller ID required
We are adding each of the SnareWatch reports into a geographical area within the United Kingdom, so at some point in the near future these reports will be subdivided into categories. For now they are listed together in date order.
A member of the public contacted the animal welfare charity after finding the animal trapped and in pain in Stockport, on 17 April.
A cat owner found her pet caught in an illegally set snare in Macduff – and urged others to be on the lookout.
A dog was trapped for four hours in a snare which had been set near a footpath close to Lambley Viaduct.
A West Yorkshire Police poster warned dog owners that illegal snares had been found in Holmbridge woodland near Bottom’s Dam.
Shocking pictures had emerged of a pedigree dog snared in an illegal steel-wired noose thought to be linked to badger baiting or fox snaring.
The National Anti-Snaring Campaign made a complaint after the dead animal was left on a fence line adjoining a footpath on a Somerset farm.
Latest snare reports
A fox was caught in a snare on Binevenagh mountain in Northern Ireland.Read more ...
A couple walking on farmland in the Wareham area discovered the deer caught in the contraption.Read more ...
Several wire snares were found in a wood in the Uley/Tetbury area in Gloucestershire.Read more ...