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 Duston woman said she was 'disgusted' after her cat was allegedly 'trapped in a snare' causing a serious injury, which could have resulted in her losing a paw.

The RSPCA in Wales believe the wire snare broke best practice guidelines and may have been illegal.

The RSPCA warned against the use of snares after a fox was found with wire wrapped around its body.

A young fox trapped in a snare near Fishguard in Wales was rescued and released by RSPCA in Wales.

Multiple snares were found in Forest of Bowland, Lancashire.

A dead fox, which appeared to have been snared, was found in Barbauchlaw burn West Lothian.

Police appealed for help to track down criminals who set animal snares in a beauty spot.

A woman in Burnham-on-Sea warned others to be wary after her dog got his head caught in a snare.

Snares were found in Hag Wood, County Durham.

A walker had his foot trapped in a snare in Dumfries and Galloway.

Two snares were found on a hill pathway in Brampton, Cumbria.

Snares were found set in Butleigh Wood in Glastonbury, Somerset.


Latest snare reports

Fox snared in Limavady, Northern Ireland

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

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Deer killed in snare in Dorset

A couple walking on farmland in the Wareham area discovered the deer caught in the contraption.

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Snares found in Gloucestershire

Several wire snares were found in a wood in the Uley/Tetbury area in Gloucestershire.

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