ALERT: Heat advisory warning. Traps should not be set during extreme heat/temperatures over 90 degrees Fahrenheit.

Read the Ordinance:  Animals Chapter 9.02, Traps

Image of Feral Cats in Animal Traps

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 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

Interested in Reserving an Animal Trap?

Arlington residents and business owners, call Animal Services at 817-459-5898, send an email to [email protected], or visit our center in person at 1000 S.E. Green Oaks Boulevard, 76018 for more information. If your name is placed on a waiting list, you will be called when a trap becomes available. Reserved traps not picked up within 24 hours will not be held, and the next requestor on the list will be notified.

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