Police found the cruel traps in Cumnock and Auchinleck.
Officers from Cumnock were notified of snares being used in the Auchinleck and Ochiltree area.
The wire was wrapped between trees in a bid to capture wild deer and animals.
The Scottish SPCA advised pet owners and dog walkers in the area to be extremely vigilant.
Scottish SPCA chief superintendent Mike Flynn said: “This looks like a typical example of an illegal snare."
Type of snare
Cumnock & Auchinleck, East Ayrshire