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A 'snare' that was made with an aerosol and plastic string was found in a garden in the Seacroft area of Leeds.

Home-made snare with aerosol and string

The resident who found the snare had been looking for her missing cat.

For three years there has allegedly been incidents of cats being caught, and dying, in snares in the area. A number of snares had been seen in a neighbour's garden.

The snare was reported to the local Police and RSPCA.

Type of snare

Home-made. Illegal


Seacroft, Leeds


May 2022