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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Police are investigating after a pet cat died in a snare outside an Angus home.

The cat’s owner took to social media to condemn whoever was responsible for setting the snare in an Arbroath garden and urged people to be vigilant.

It was suggested the wire snare was set to catch an urban fox but the pet cat had become caught in it and died.

The incident happened after animal welfare charity Scottish SPCA warned against the dangers of snares.

Type of snare



Arbroath, Angus


April 2019

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