SnareWatch is an information-sharing and reporting facility about snaring in the UK.

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.

Scotland

Scottish SPCA
Animal Helpline 03000 999 999

England and Wales

RSPCA
Cruelty line 0300 1234 999

Northern Ireland

USPCA
Animal Information Line 028 3025 1000, caller ID required

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Snaring reports

‘Snaring’ signs found in hare habitat in Cambridgeshire

A resident of Barway in Cambridgeshire was concerned to find a sign warning of snaring in operation on land she believed was habited by hares.

Type of snare

Unknown

Where

Barway Road, Barway near Soham in Cambridgeshire

When

June 2017

Photographic evidence

Snaring sign

Latest snare reports

Cat caught in illegal snare in Ceres, Fife

The Scottish SPCA were contacted when a cat (Chubbs) returned home with a wire wrapped round his neck.

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Cat caught in illegal snare in Fife

The Scottish SPCA were contacted when a cat (Chubbs) returned home with a wire wrapped round his neck.

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Border collie snared in Teesdale

A border collie was caught round the neck by a snare while walking with his owner on a public footpath on the Greta trail in Teesdale.

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