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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An illegal snare was found hidden in undergrowth by a seven-year-old boy out walking with his grandparents and dogs.

The home-made snare was set in Castleroe Forest, outside Coleraine. It was made from a length of rounded wire and part of it was covered with blue tape.

The family who found the snare removed it and contacted the police.

One grandparent had said dogs had gone missing in the forest in the past.

Type of snare

Illegal

Where

Castleroe Forest, outside Coleraine, Northern Ireland

When

July 2019

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