A Milford Haven cat had a lucky escape after getting caught in a home-made snare.

The female grey cat, named Molly, returned to her Hubberston home with a free-running snare around her neck, made up from fishing wire. She was found by her owner on 15 June.

Free-running snares are not illegal, but it is an offence to cause suffering to a protected animal, such as Molly.

RSPCA Cymru say the incident highlights the “indiscriminate nature” of snares, and continues … Continue reading…

RSPCA appeals for information

The RSPCA is appealing for information after a female badger was found caught in a snare in a remote spot near Peterborough.

The wild mammal was discovered off a country trail in Hampton Nature Reserve in Nature’s Way, Hampton Hargate last Thursday (17 September) by a volunteer group monitoring wildlife in the area.

They found her collapsed and injured, with breathing difficulties, and called the RSPCA for help.

RSPCA inspector Justin Stubbs said: “Sadly the badger … Continue reading…

Monday 24 February 2014

THE RSPCA is appealing for information after two cats from the same household returned home with snares around their necks in the Vale of Glamorgan.

The first cat returned to his home at Wren road, St Athan on Sunday 16 February with a snare wrapped so tightly around his neck he could hardly breathe. Fortunately the owner was able to remove the snare and the cat was uninjured. On Friday 21 February the owner’s other cat … Continue reading…