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Snaring 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.

The incident happened near Buchanan Park. It followed a similar incident in the area the previous month. Scottish SPCA Inspector Steven Gray said,

“Obviously this was incredibly distressing for Chubbs’ owner. No one expects their cat to be deliberately harmed like this.

“Chubbs had gone outside between 9 and 10pm that night and returned with the snare wrapped round his neck.

“Luckily, he hasn’t suffered any severe injuries but he’s clearly had a bit of a fright and has since been more clingy and reluctant to go outside.

“This homemade snare was set illegally and only a month ago the same thing happened to a cat owner on the same street.

“Someone is intentionally setting these snares to harm domestic cats and it’s unacceptable.”

Type of snare

Illegal

Where

Ceres, Fife

When

June 2017

Photographic evidence

Source - fifetoday.co.uk

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