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.

Eight snares were found on a woodland path at Leadhills, South Lanarkshire.

A cat was found dead with a homemade snare around its neck in South Yorkshire.

A fox was found trapped in a snare on Findhorn River Walk on the Cawdor Estate, Nairn.

A heartbroken pet owner warned others about hidden traps found on a popular dog walking spot.

Police said the pet was discovered in the trap in the Little Kildrummie area near the town.

Police in Ross-shire were appealing after an illegally set snare was discovered in the Muir of Ord area on Monday, August 27.

A pensioner was arrested after a cache of guns and ammunition were found at a house in Oldham.

A snare was found on a bridle path in Cambridgeshire.

A Sheffield cat suffered terrible injuries and had to have his leg amputated after being caught in a snare.

A dog was caught in a snare while walking with his owner in Tarrant Gunville in Dorset.

A snare was found in an area populated with deer in Sibton, Suffolk.

A terrified mountain hare was rescued from a snare in Moscar in the Peak District.


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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