Although owning a gin trap
is not an offence, the use of the traps has been outlawed in the UK since 1958, but some are still being used illegally to catch rabbits and foxes.
MAIMED: Tim the three-legged cat is recovering after being stuck in this illegal gin trap
A USPCA spokesman said: "It is very rare that an animal would survive the gin trap
Anyone found guilty of setting a gin trap
faces a maximum PS20,000 fine and/or six months in prison.
RECOVERING: Vet Hannah Williams comforts the cat, which was found with its leg caught in the jaws of an illegal gin trap
have been illegal since 1953 and the one clamped to the cat's paw was old and rusty.
A TABBY cat lost one of its nine lives after it was snared by an illegal gin trap
in Mid Wales.
A cat suffered horrific injuries when his leg was caught in an illegal gin trap
An illegal gin trap
to catch moles and rats caused serious injuries to a cat caught in the back garden of a house in Hendy, Carmarthenshire.
THE RSPCA has launched an investigation after a cat was found at Ovingham, Prudhoe, with its paw in the serrated jaws of a gin trap
and had to have its leg amputated.
The charity says Linx, a two-year-old Burmese tomcat, was squealing in pain and unable to stand when he was found by his owner June David, of North Cornelly, Bridgend, last week, after an illegal gin trap
had cut into a hind leg.
And to go with her ability - she was named after Martina Navratilova - Hingis has the court craft and a tennis brain as devastating as a gin trap