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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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 cat was caught in a home-made snare in Toynton All Saints, Spilsby.

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

Seven snares were found on the side of the River Conon in the Scottish Highlands, 500 yards from the roadway.

Two snares were found on the hills 5 miles outside Lauder.

A dead fox was found caught in, what was thought to be, a wire snare in Ely.

A snare was found next to a hedge between two fields on land between the B530 and Millbrook Road/Sandhills Close area.

A rabbit died after it was caught in an illegal snare on the outskirts of Wallyford.

An anti-bloodsports campaign group is calling on Bolton Abbey to ban grouse shooting after a dead cat and fox were found near snares by a runner.

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 contraptions and stink pit were found in a field in Oxenhope which held sheep that were about to lamb.

The snares were found near to a public footpath, along the side of Chad Brook river on the estate.

The badger was caught in a snare which had been set in a fence and hedgerow next to Tilbrook Road.


Latest snare reports

Young deer caught in snare in Bedfordshire

A fawn, which was extemely distressed, was found struggling in a wire snare on the edge of a farmers field.

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Home-made snare found in Leeds garden

A 'snare' that was made with an aerosol and plastic string was found in a garden in the Seacroft area of Leeds.

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Fox snared in Limavady, Northern Ireland

A fox was caught in a snare on Binevenagh mountain in Northern Ireland.

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