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Humane Live Trap Rentals
Citizens or business owners of the City of Weatherford, Hudson Oaks, Aledo and Willow Park have the option to place a deposit for a live trap for animals at large or nuisance animals. The deposit is $50, for a period of not longer than two weeks. At that time, the trap will be returned, and if found to be in the same working condition, the deposit will be refunded. We have a limited amount of traps and may not always have one available when you need it, if this happens you will be asked to call periodically to check availability. If a trap is not available you are always welcome to purchase your own trap and our officers will service them.
Residents of the unincorporated Parker County and the City of Springtown need to call 817-594-8845 to check availability. Rental fees may differ.
How Does a Humane Trap Work?
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.
- 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.
- Trapping is not allowed if temperatures are above 90 degrees or below 40 degrees; it is also not allowed during rain, snow or sleet.
- Do not set the trap on the day before or the day of a holiday or a day we are closed. Do not lend the trap to any other person or remove it from your property. Responsibility for the trap is solely yours during this agreement, and you will be held responsible for any expenses incurred by Weatherford Parker County Animal Shelter to repair or replace the trap if it is damaged, lost, or stolen.
- Call us at 817-598-4111 as soon as possible. Leave a voicemail or tell the shelter employee your name, address, phone number and what is caught in the trap.
For more information, please call 817-598-4111 or email.