Cat dead after being snared in Doncaster

A cat has died after it was seriously injured in this snare in Doncaster yesterday.

Sunday, 6th June 2021, 6:04 pm
Updated Sunday, 6th June 2021, 6:05 pm

The man who found the animal, who asked not to be named, took it to the vets for urgent treatment – but they were unable to save its life.

He told the Free Press: “I was called to pick up a cat in distress. It had turned up on Newton Lane, Sprotborough in a terrible state. It was only when I got the cat to the Vets4Pets, Wheatley, that the snare was found and removed. But it was too late

He said it had been confirmed the item in the picture was a snare, and is concerned more animals could suffer similar injuries.

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The snare which was found around a cat found injured in Sprotbrough, Doncaster

"I am guessing there will be more. If there’s one there must be,” he said.

He added it had been identified as a fox snare by the National Anti Snaring Campaign.

A snare is a trap for small animals, usually consisting of a noose which closes tight.

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