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Animal Trapping Program
​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Animal Control > Animal Trapping Program
Animal Control has live traps that can be issued for trapping nuisance wildlife and stray/feral cats. If you would like to borrow a trap, please contact our office or fill out the request form below.
Trapping Rules
  1. Set trap in the evening.
  2. Contact Charlotte County Animal Control between 8:00 a.m. & 9:00 a.m. if any animal is caught.
  3. If an animal is not caught by 9:00 a.m., you must close the trap until evening.
  4. Animal Control reserves the right to retrieve trap at any time for any reason.
  5. Pursuant to Charlotte County Resolution No. 2013-074, there is a $20.00 fee per animal for removal of any nuisance wildlife.  Fees will not apply to public safety trapping, sick/injured animals, domestic animals or any animal involved in a bite case.
  6. Animal Control reserves the right to deny service for non-payment of services.
  7. Stay clear of the animal once it is inside the trap.  Do not attempt to move it.
  8. Do not place the trap in an area where it could be exposed to direct sunlight at any time.
  9. Do not place the trap in an area where it could be exposed to adverse weather conditions.
  10. Do not set the trap on Fridays, Saturdays or holidays.
  11. You shall report any trap loss/damage to Animal Control immediately.
  12. Animals may not be removed/relocated from county-assigned traps except by an Animal Control officer.
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