Trap Program

Animal Services Trap Program is focused on prevention of rabies carrier animals coming in contact with companion animals and humans.

Live traps are a humane tool to capture and relocate wild or domestic animals. However, setting a live trap means accepting responsibility for the animal’s well being until the animal has been relocated by an Abilene Animal Services officer.

Trapping Process

  1. 1. Plan Ahead
  2. 2. Get a Trap
  3. 3. Set the Stage
  4. 4. Location
  5. 5. Bait the Trap
  6. 6. Relocation
  • Be sure you will be available to check the trap several times daily.
  • Keep in mind the Animal Shelter’s trapping hours of operations are 8:00 am to 3:00 pm, Monday through Friday. A trap will not be serviced after 3:00 pm and will not be picked up Saturdays, Sundays, or holidays.
  • Research information about the animal you intend to catch.