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RSPCA officers rescue 'docile' dog caught in woodland snare.

RSPCA officers had to cut free a "docile" lost dog after he became trapped in a snare in woodland.

Officials are now trying to trace the dog's owner.

A member of the public spotted the black and white dog on Saturday at a forestry area near the golf club at Maesycwmmer, Hengoed.

They cut the dog free, took him home and then called the RSPCA.

Inspector Emma Smith said: "The dog is physically fine, but he is very nervous and docile.

"He has nothing obvious wrong with him and is recovering at a veterinary surgery.

"Unfortunately he doesn't have a chip or collar so we are hoping to find his owner.

"It was pouring down with rain when the dog was found.

"When the member of the public first saw the dog they thought he was just sat there, but when they got closer they realised he was tethered in a fox snare which was on a runner," she said.

A snare is a wire noose which is attached to a stake or heavy object that acts as an anchor.

The RSPCA is opposed to the manufacture, sale and use of all snares.

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Publication:South Wales Echo (Cardiff, Wales)
Date:Oct 21, 2014
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