RSPCA Cymru rushed to the aid of a Cardiff fox trapped in a snare last night, which the animal welfare charity fears may have been illegally set.

The fox was trapped in a snare set at the base of a tree in the CF5 area of Cardiff – on an unnamed country road, and was discovered on Wednesday evening (18 December).

Setting a snare at the foot of a tree is not compliant with the Welsh Government’s voluntary code of Continue reading…

A dead fox has been found in a snare in the Narberth area – with RSPCA Cymru suspecting illegal activity.

The animal welfare charity was contacted after a member of the public found the dead fox at a fence on farmland near the village of Llawhaden on Saturday 4 May.

RSPCA Cymru is opposed to the manufacture, sale and use of all snares or any trap which causes suffering. Snares are cruel and indiscriminate in what they catch – and … Continue reading…

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…