If you have any concerns about the use of snares, anywhere in the UK, you can share them with us on the SnareWatch website.

You can tell us if your pet was caught in a snare, report findings of animals trapped in snares, raise concerns about possible illegal misuse of snares or simply let us know if you’re worried about snares you have seen in a particular area.

A dog was caught in a snare while walking with her guardian in Wrexham, Wales.

After hearing a scared yelp, the guardian found her dog with the snare around her neck. The dog had begun to panic, which made the snare become tighter. The dog was released from the snare without injury.

Type of snare

Wire, illegal


Wrexham, Wales


November 2021

Photographic evidence

Wire snare   Wire snare