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Cat trap rentals

Cat trap season is officially CLOSED.

If you find a stray cat in the community and it appears healthy, cared for and not in danger, the Winnipeg Humane Society (WHS) recommends you leave the cat alone. The cat might live in the area and has a better chance of finding its way home when not removed. If the cat appears to be sick or injured, please call the WHS Animal Emergency line at 204-982-2020.

Traps can be rented from the Animal Services Agency at 1057 Logan Ave. (business hours), 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.  Please note:

  • Trapped cats must be brought to the Winnipeg Humane Society, 45 Hurst Way.
  • Trap must be returned to Animal Services, 1057 Logan Ave., by the close of business on the date stated in the agreement

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: October 14, 2020

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