A desperate plea for people not to use animal traps was issued after a cat was trapped in a snare.
Neville Bushbridge and his wife Jill appealed for the traps not to be used after their cat 'Mackerel' was caught up in the device.
After the pet had gone missing, his owners put posters up in a bid to find him.
Ten days later a dog walker heard his meows. When he investigated, he found Mackerel who had suffered significant injuries.
Mackerel was treated at a vets surgery for a snare injury, dehydration and starvation and it took more than a week for him to show signs of recovery and get an appetite back.
Type of snare