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.
A cat in Corby, Northamptonshire arrived home with a wire snare around his lower stomach.
Eight snares were found on a woodland path at Leadhills, South Lanarkshire.
A cat was found dead with a homemade snare around its neck in South Yorkshire.
A heartbroken pet owner warned others about hidden traps found on a popular dog walking spot.
Police in Ross-shire were appealing after an illegally set snare was discovered in the Muir of Ord area on Monday, August 27.
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 ...