Traps should not be set during inclement weather, or extreme cold or hot temperature conditions.

Live animal traps are a humane tool to capture feral and community cats to participate in the Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) program. Setting a live trap means accepting responsibility for the animal’s well-being until the animal is processed through the TNR program. It is the responsibility of the participant in the TNR program to bring the feral or community cat to a scheduled TNR event for TNR services and return to retrieve the cat(s) from the event after the services are performed, to return the cat(s) to the location where they were trapped for release.

Animal Services provides live animal traps for Arlington residents and businesses to borrow for the TNR program on a first-come, first-serve basis at no charge. To borrow a trap from the center, call first to check availability. Traps obtained from the center are available to use for up to two weeks (14 days). A waiting list is available when all of the traps are in use.

Call Animal Services at 817-459-5898 as soon as possible to report an animal is in the trap. Provide your name, address location, and a description of the animal in a trap.

Things to Keep in Mind Before Getting or Setting a Trap

Call 817-459-5898, or email [email protected] for more information.