RSPCA Cymru is appealing for information after a cat was sadly found dead in a snare.

Dog walkers discovered the young ginger male cat on Saturday [10 October] and called the RSPCA.

RSPCA inspector Chris Coleman said: “Sadly there was an obvious sign of struggle.

“It really does highlight how indiscriminate snares can be. The snare along with five others were found at Brecon Cemetery and I spoke to the council who own the cemetery and they were shocked and appalled by it.

Cat in snare“The cat wasn’t microchipped so we can’t identify his owner, so we are appealing for information to try and track them down.”

The RSPCA is opposed to the manufacture, sale and use of all snares and any traps which cause suffering.

A snare is a wire noose which is attached to a stake or heavy object that acts as an anchor. They are usually set to catch foxes or rabbits, but often their victims include badgers, cats or dogs.

If you spot an animal in distress, please call the RSPCA’s 24-hour helpline on 0300 1234 999.

If you would like to help the RSPCA, you can give £3 now by texting HELP to 78866 (text costs £3 + one standard network rate message). We are a charity and rely on public donations to exist.