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.
Animal Helpline 03000 999 999
England and Wales
Cruelty line 0300 1234 999
Animal Information Line 028 3025 1000, caller ID required
We are adding each of the SnareWatch reports into a geographical area within the United Kingdom, so at some point in the near future these reports will be subdivided into categories. For now they are listed together in date order.
Three snares were found set 10 metres apart on a 'right of way' through farmland near Clocaenog Forest.
The Scottish SPCA were alerted to a number of animals caught in snares across the country.
A concerned resident was left horrified after discovering an illegal snare in Auchinleck.
A cat was found cruelly trapped in a "man made snare" in the Drumbrae area of Edinburgh.
TWO quick-thinking nurses came to the rescue to help free the vixen moments from death after she got caught in the trap.
The RSPCA expressed its concern after a snare was left which trapped a badger in Cheshire.
Latest snare reports
A fawn, which was extemely distressed, was found struggling in a wire snare on the edge of a farmers field.Read more ...
A 'snare' that was made with an aerosol and plastic string was found in a garden in the Seacroft area of Leeds.Read more ...
A fox was caught in a snare on Binevenagh mountain in Northern Ireland.Read more ...