When you call Operation Catnip to make a Catnip Sunday clinic reservation, you can make trap loan reservations at the same time if you don’t have your own, previously approved, humane wire traps.
Stray and feral community cats survive because they are smart and wary creatures who are sometimes challenging to trap. Please be realistic about the number of cats you expect to trap when making reservations. We reserve the right to limit the number of traps allowed per caregiver to 10.
Pick Up trap(s)
Trap pick-up is every Saturday from 9 am until 1 pm. Traps must be picked up one week prior to Catnip Sunday. Reservations not fulfilled, will be cancelled. Repeated reservations that are not fulfilled may result in loss of reservation privileges.
Only an Operation Catnip representative can loan traps for our clinics. A Catnip Sunday clinic reservation and a $70 trap deposit and a government issued phono ID are required. We accept cash, checks, credit or debit cards. Your deposit will be released when you return the trap the week following the clinic. Traps may only be returned during Saturday trap loan/return hours. Traps dropped off and not officially returned may result in the loss of your deposit. All traps returned late without prior authorization, returned dirty, or left at the office not during Saturday trap loan/return will result in a $10 per trap fee. This fee is to help recoup a small portion of the cost of staff time tracking down delinquent traps, cleaning dirty traps, and returning traps in our system outside of our normal hours
Trap Loan Agreement (PDF opens in a new window)
This is not the form currently used by Operation Catnip, it is an example for other programs to use.
Our trap storage is located at our office behind the Alachua County Humane Society at 4205 NW 6th St, Gainesville. Traps can be picked up and returned only during office hours.
Our trap storage is located at our office behind the Alachua County Humane Society at 4205 NW 6th St, Gainesville. Traps may be picked up and returned only on Saturdays from 9am until 1pm.
Reservations may be made by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Our phone number is 352-380-0940. The phone is not answered by staff but is for voicemails. Utilizing email is a faster and more efficient method of communication.
The Alachua County Humane Society does not loan traps for use by Operation Catnip caregivers for Catnip Sunday clinics or any Operation Catnip program.
To reclaim your deposit, return the borrowed traps clean and free of any paper or debris by the trap due date written on the contract. Please launder and return the trap cover as well. If you are not successful in trapping all the cats in your colony, check with Operation Catnip staff about the availability of our Targeted Community Cat program, or return any borrowed traps, and make a reservation for the next Catnip Sunday clinic.
Links open external websites in a new window.
- Cat trap: http://www.livetrap.com/index.php?dispatch=categories.view&category_id=590
- Drop trap: http://www.livetrap.com/index.php?dispatch=categories.view&category_id=751
- Trap divider: http://www.livetrap.com/index.php?dispatch=products.view&product_id=30177
- Feral cat box: http://www.livetrap.com/index.php?dispatch=products.view&product_id=30203
- Injection shield for cats in plastic feral cat boxes: http://www.livetrap.com/index.php?dispatch=products.view&product_id=30238
- TruCatch traps: http://www.trucatchtraps.com/small-animal-traps