Renting a Trap
Trophy Club residents may rent Town-owned traps for the humane capture of nuisance animals on their property. Traps shall not be rented for out of Town use.
A resident wanting to rent a trap must come to the Police Department, fill out the appropriate paperwork and pick up the trap at that time. Because of the Town-wide needs, we suggest that you call to see if traps are available. If they are not available the resident will be placed on a waiting list. Traps shall be rented on a first come first serve basis.
Traps shall be rented to 1 resident for a maximum of 7 days after a $25 trap rental deposit is paid. Trap rental time may be extended if no other resident is on the trap rental waiting list. Citizens must leave a $25 deposit when renting a trap. The $25 deposit will be forfeited if the trap is:
- If a police staff member has to retrieve the trap
- Not returned within 7 days
- The trap is damaged, stolen, or lost
The ACO or Administrative Assistant will handle all trap rentals and returns.
If an Animal Is Trapped
In the event that a citizen has trapped an animal in a Town-owned trap, the following procedure shall be followed:
- Domesticated animals shall be brought back to the police department and placed in a kennel by the ACO or an officer.
- Non-domesticated animals such as raccoons, foxes, bobcats, opossums, and armadillos will be taken to a non-residential area such as Trophy Club Park and released.
Skunks have to be euthanized and can not be released back into the wild. Town employees are prohibited from handling trapped skunks because of possible contamination. The euthanasia specialist shall be contacted for disposal. There is no charge assessed to residents for this service provided it is in a Town-owned trap.
Non-domesticated animals that have made their way into garages, homes or other property may be caught and transported to Trophy Club Park. The officer may opt to advise the complainant to leave the area open so that the non-domesticated animal can leave the area at its discretion.
Privately Owned Traps
Animals trapped in privately owned traps are the responsibility of the resident. If the animal is a non-domestic animal, residents will be advised where they can safely release the animal. Domestic animals may be brought to the shelter. If the trapped animal is a skunk, the resident shall be given the number of the euthanasia specialist. There is a fee associated with this service that is paid directly to the specialist.
For questions, please call the Trophy Club Police Department at 682-237-2969.