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


Watch Bill Oddie in Snares Uncovered

A cat was found cruelly trapped in a "man made snare" in the Drumbrae area of Edinburgh.

Pet owners were warned to stay vigilant when out and about in the aftermath of the alarming incident, which happened near Drumbrae Leisure Centre.

The cat managed to escape after being caught in the trap, and its owner phoned Vets4Pets in Corstorphine to help spread word about the danger.

The Scottish SPCA said they had been alerted to 50 incidents of animals being trapped in snares in the past year, and in a number of those the animals died a horrific death.

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April 2019

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