If you are a business owner or a resident of the City of Rowlett and have a problem with stray cats or wildlife, Animal Services has humane traps available for your use. A trap rental agreement will need to be completed and a deposit of $25.00 for a small trap or $75.00 for a wildlife trap is required. Deposit will be returned when humane trap is returned in good working order. The staff will be happy to show you how to set the trap.
Animal Services has a very limited number of traps available for residents use, which are available on a first come first served basis. Animal Services may need to place you on a waiting list for the next available trap.
A humane trap is a cage with a door on one end, which can be lifted up and set in place with a small hook. The door is connected to a flat metal trip plate on the bottom of the trap. The trap is baited by placing food at the back of the trap, past the trip plate. When an animal enters the trap, the weight of its paw on the trip plate triggers the door to shut behind it. The trip plate is far enough away from the door so that the animal is not harmed.
If you live in the City of Rowlett, please call us at (972) 412-6219
Check the trap on a daily basis. Leaving an animal in a trap for an extended period without notifying Animal Control constitutes Animal Cruelty under the laws of the State of Texas, and is punishable by fines and/or imprisonment
For additional information please contact Victoria Miles at 972-412-6219 or by Email.