Does Animal Services provide traps for nuisance animals and/or wildlife?

No, Sugar Land Animal Services does not service private traps for wildlife.

If you do trap any wildlife, we ask that you please release the animal back into the same area where you trapped it. If you are unable to do so, you may contact a pest control or wildlife control service. Some animals are illegal to transport per the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, including the transportation of raccoons, which is a class C misdemeanor. 

Our traps are live humane traps used for cats running at large only. Traps are available for 10 business days on a first come, first serve basis. Traps may be set from Sunday evening through 3 p.m. Friday and must be shut down for the weekends and holidays. Traps can be picked up at our facility. If you do trap a cat, you must bring the trap with the cat inside to our facility in order for us to impound the cat. If you inadvertently trap wildlife, you would need to release the animal back into the same area where you trapped it, unless it is a raccoon or skunk. If you trap either a raccoon or skunk, please contact Animal Services for removal and release. Please note that the animal will be release animal into the same general vicinity where it was trapped.

Trapping should be a last resort for wildlife!

Nature loves a vacuum. Removing the animal will just provide the opportunity for another to take its place. Many studies have proved that the majority of relocated animals do not survive. The best thing you can do for wildlife is to leave them alone. To solve the problem, the food source, shelter and water need to be removed or you will just get a replacement.

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1. What do I need to adopt a dog, a cat, or other pet from the shelter?
2. Do I need to license and/or register my pet?
3. Does Animal Services provide traps for nuisance animals and/or wildlife?
4. What is the shelter's approach to TNR (Trap, Neuter and Release)?
5. What is the shelter's position on "No Kill"?
6. What should I do if I find a snake in my house or yard?
7. What other animal services agencies are there in the area?
8. What if I found a deceased animal?
9. Does the shelter offer veterinary services?