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

Two dogs were caught in illegal snares on two separate occasions near David's Hill in Arbroath.

The snares were on land owned by a farmer who had not given permission for them to be set there.

The snares had no ID tags and, as confirmed by the SSPCA, were improperly set on a fence in such a way that any trapped animal could easily become suspended.

Type of snare



David's Hill, Arbroath, Angus


February 2020

Photographic evidence


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