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.

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

Christine Connolly was walking along the back of Weigall Road in Lee when she found the dead animal. The fox had been snared by wire, burnt and then placed on top of a large bin.

Christine said she felt "quite scared" and immediately recognised the fox as one of the animals she fed daily. She said it was the first snare incident she had heard of in the area.

Type of snare

Illegal

Where

Lee, South East London

When

March 2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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