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


Watch Bill Oddie in Snares Uncovered

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 returned home with a wire snare round his neck.

Eight snares were found in the Scarrowmanwick area of Cumbria.

Three snares were found in Gibbet Wood, Shottle, on land owned by Chatsworth Estate in Derbyshire.

A fell runner found the snares while out running on Craig y Forwyn, Llandegla.

Three snares were found in the woods of Coley Beck in the village of Shelf.

The charity issued a stark warning after the cat was found in a homemade snare in a North Staffordshire garden.

The RSPCA rescued a fox after it was caught in a snare in Teesdale.

The snares were found within ten metres of the active badger sett on farmland in East Linton.

The snare was found in a field very close to a public footpath.

A cat was almost asphyxiated by what appeared to be a home-made snare in Stoke-on-Trent.

Local police became aware of a number of wire snares being illegally set in the public park at Wallyford.

Almost twenty home-made snares were found near Idridgehay in Derbyshire.


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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