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 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 warned against the use of snares after a fox was found with wire wrapped around its body.
Snares were found in Hag Wood, County Durham.
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 ...