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.

Snares were found on the Forthampton shooting estate in Gloucestershire.

An illegal snare was found hidden in undergrowth by a seven-year-old boy out walking with his grandparents and dogs.

Numerous snares, which were thought to be set to catch rabbits, were found along a fence next to a playing field in Netherfield, Nottingham.

A dog walker found a badger trapped in a snare near Hillam Common Lane near Gateforth, Yorkshire.

The snare was found next to a footpath on a grouse moor.

A desperate plea for people not to use animal traps was issued after a cat was trapped in a snare.

A walker almost stepped into a snare which was set very close to a public footpath.

Pet owners in Shropshire are concerned about illegal snares which are being set in their neighbourhood.

A rabbit was killed in an illegal snare which had been set at the side of a road in West Yorkshire.

A walker found a badger, which had been killed in a snare, on Faccombe Estate in Hampshire.

Three snares were found set 10 metres apart on a 'right of way' through farmland near Clocaenog Forest.

On Public Access Day, visitors to Helbeck Estate discovered snares on a footpath and next to a pheasant enclosure.


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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