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

Several steel-wired snares had been attached to trees and fences on green nylon lines. They were left at knee to waist height.

A spokesman for Ogden Water Nature Reserve said: "With the snares being around knee height and higher it would appear that the person setting them were after deer.

"Unfortunately these are at the same height that could snare a dog as they head out in the woodlands.

"These were found by a member of the public and handed in at the visitor centre and to staff on site."

The snares were found on deer tracks which are off the main paths.

Dog owners who like to get off the beaten track were urged to be vigilant.

West Yorkshire Police were informed and checks were carried out by officers and wardens.

Type of snare

Legal

Where

Ogden Water, near Halifax

When

January 2019

 

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