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 woman out walking her dog was left "horrified" after discovering a fox she used to feed had been killed.

The protected creature was lured to a 'stink pit' at High Denton Farm, near Ilkley.

Two snares were found on a footpath running up Ruabon Mountain on the Ruabon Estate.

Snares were found in badger territory on Bamford Moor and at High Lees Farm, Derbyshire.

The piece of plastic string was tied to a branch, it formed a loop on the ground with a slip knot like a hangman’s noose.

Dog owners were warned to be vigilant after deadly animal traps were found on Yorkshire Water land.

A concerned pet owner warned other dog walkers, after he said his puppy was caught in a snare on a popular woodland walk.

Four fox carcasses were found close to snares set in Hertfordshire.

A badger was picked up by the West Surrey Badger Group after it was found trapped in a free-running snare.

A snare was found close to a public footpath in Woodperry, Oxford.

A horse was caught in a snare while being ridden at the edge of woods in Helmsley, Yorkshire.

The householder who tried everything he could think of to stop his neighbour’s cat fouling his jacuzzi, before trapping it in a fox snare, was warned he could go to jail if he targeted the pet again.


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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