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Cat Trap Season CLOSED

Cat Trap Rentals

Live cat traps are available for rent to residents of the City of Winnipeg.

Traps can be rented from the Animal Services Agency at 1057 Logan Avenue (business hours) from April through October, weather dependant. A rental fee and refundable deposit are assessed for each 5-day rental period.

Detailed operating instructions are provided at the time of rental.  Renter must agree to the following conditions prior to receiving the trap:

  • Trap can only be placed on the renter's property and must be secured against theft;
  • Trap must be set in a shaded and sheltered area out of public view;
  • Trap must be removed from use in severe weather conditions;
  • Trap must be checked at least once in every eight (8) hour period;
  • Any other animal inadvertently caught in the trap must be released in a safe and humane fashion;
  • Trap must be returned to the Animal Services Agency, 1057 Logan Avenue, by the close of business on the date stated in the agreement;
  • Trap must be returned in the same condition it was rented, i.e. clean and in working condition;
  • Animal Services Agency Officers may enter your property at any time during the rental period to ensure the agreement is complied with.

Additional information on Cat Trap Rentals

  • Trapped cats must be brought to the Winnipeg Humane Society, 45 Hurst Way.
  • Any trapped cat that appears ill or injured be taken to a veterinarian clinic immediately and then you must call 311 to notify the Animal Services Agency.
  • The cat trap must be placed approximately 18 inches above the ground to avoid trapping other animals. If you require Animal Services’ assistance to remove a trapped animal, the refundable deposit will not be refunded.

Frequently Asked Questions

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How do I prevent conflict with wildlife on my property?
  • It is important that you wildlife proof your home. Animals such as raccoons, skunks, rabbits, and squirrels need shelter, food, and water to survive. If you have gaps below a deck, porch, storage shed, or home; these spaces could provide shelter for wildlife. Fencing, lattice, wire, and patching products can be used to seal and minimize shelter opportunities for wildlife. Of course, be certain no wildlife is present before you seal an area. Food sources such as overflowing garbage cans, improperly stored food, and even birdfeeders can attract wildlife.
Why can't I trap cats during the winter?
  • Animals can freeze if the trap isn't properly monitored so as a safety precaution the trapping programs do not run during the cold months.
Why can't an Animal Services Agency Officer come and catch the cats?
  • The Animal Services Agency does not provide the service of catching stray cats.
What do I do with the cat once I trap it? Can I get rid of it any way I want?
  • All cats trapped by agreement with the City of Winnipeg must be taken to the Winnipeg Humane Society at 45 Hurst Way.
Do you rent any other kinds of traps, like squirrel traps, rabbit traps, raccoon traps, skunk traps?
  • No - the Animal Services Agency only rents out cat traps.

    It is important that you wildlife proof your home. Animals such as raccoons, skunks, rabbits, and squirrels need shelter, food, and water to survive. If you have gaps below a deck, porch, storage shed, or home; these spaces could provide shelter for wildlife. Fencing, lattice, wire, and patching products can be used to seal and minimize shelter opportunities for wildlife. Of course, be certain no wildlife is present before you seal an area. Food sources such as overflowing garbage cans, improperly stored food, and even birdfeeders can attract wildlife.

    If you would like an animal removed from your property, contact a pest control company.

I live outside of Winnipeg. Can I rent a trap from you?
  • No - the Animal Services Agency traps are only available to citizens of Winnipeg and must be used within the City of Winnipeg.
Last update: March 7, 2018