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Animal Traps

Animal Care & Control provides humane live traps for the capture of nuisance dogs and cats. If an AC&C Officer has provided a trap to a citizen due to a nuisance issue in the field, Animal Care & Control will remove domestic animals caught in our traps; however, per NC State Law, wildlife that is caught in a trap and is not injured or sick will be released at the location. Animal Care & Control is not responsible for placing food in traps.

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raps are provided for wild animals that are injured, diseased, or harmful to public safety.

In order for an Officer to respond to Wildlife Removal from a trap, the trap must belong to Animal Care & Control. Wildlife that is 
caught in any trap that does not belong to Animal Care & Control must be serviced by the citizen or a private agency. Animal Care & Control will continue to respond to domestic animals (dogs & cats) caught in traps that have been set by an Animal Control Officer or purchased by the citizen.

Animal Care & Control will not provide traps for, or impound, nuisance wildlife. For nuisance wildlife in attics, basements, 
crawlspaces or yards the citizen must hire a private Wildlife Damage Control Agent or trap and euthanize the animal themselves in accordance with NC Trapping Regulations. Wildlife Damage Control Agents, Licensed Trappers and season regulations are available at: NC Wildlife Trapping


Citizens wishing to borrow a trap:
Traps are made available for public loan, for up to a seven day period, at the Animal Care and Control facility located at 8315 Byrum Dr. Citizens may come to the facility to request and pick up a trap for loan Monday-Friday between the hours of 11am-3pm. Once the citizen captures a feline, the citizen must return the trap and the cat to Animal Care & Control and AC&C personnel will empty the trap. If wildlife or a canine is trapped call 311 or 704-336-7600 to enter a call for service.
The citizen is required to bring the borrowed trap back to Animal Care & Control. For additional inquiry the citizen may call 704-336-8007. Traps are loaned to citizen at the discretion of the Animal Care & Control and are on an as available basis. During high demand periods a waiting list will apply.​​