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.

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.

Ban Bloodsports on Yorkshire's Moors have recently been documenting snaring sites on grouse shooting moors in Yorkshire, including on moorland belonging to high profile landowners such as Yorkshire Water.

Police found the cruel traps in Cumnock and Auchinleck.

The Scottish SPCA were alerted to a number of animals caught in snares across the country.

A concerned resident was left horrified after discovering an illegal snare in Auchinleck.

Three snares were found by walkers on Ruabon Moor, Wales.

A cat was found cruelly trapped in a "man made snare" in the Drumbrae area of Edinburgh.

Police are investigating after a pet cat died in a snare outside an Angus home.

A landowner in Llandysul, Wales found a snared fox which had been caught in a fence on her land.

TWO quick-thinking nurses came to the rescue to help free the vixen moments from death after she got caught in the trap.

The RSPCA expressed its concern after a snare was left which trapped a badger in Cheshire.


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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