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.
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.
A cat was found cruelly trapped in a "man made snare" in the Drumbrae area of Edinburgh.
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.
The protected creature was lured to a 'stink pit' at High Denton Farm, near Ilkley.
Latest snare reports
A fox was caught in a snare on Binevenagh mountain in Northern Ireland.Read more ...
A couple walking on farmland in the Wareham area discovered the deer caught in the contraption.Read more ...
Several wire snares were found in a wood in the Uley/Tetbury area in Gloucestershire.Read more ...