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 snare was found in an area populated with deer in Sibton, Suffolk.
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.
Latest snare reports
A fawn, which was extemely distressed, was found struggling in a wire snare on the edge of a farmers field.Read more ...
A 'snare' that was made with an aerosol and plastic string was found in a garden in the Seacroft area of Leeds.Read more ...
A fox was caught in a snare on Binevenagh mountain in Northern Ireland.Read more ...