Please note: Council does not issue cat traps for the purpose of trapping possums. Possums are a protected native animal and a permit is required for trapping. Please refer to Living with Possums for more information.
There is a $20.00 flat fee to hire a cat trap plus a $5.00 a day late fee if the trap is not returned by 3:00pm Friday.
For those residents experiencing difficulties with cats straying on to their property and causing a nuisance, Council has cat traps available for loan. These traps are basic cage traps. Food is placed on the plate or hook inside the cage. When the animal steps on the plate, or disturbs the food on the hook, the door of the trap closes behind them. Council then collects the trapped cat for impoundment.
Cat traps may be hired from Council's Administration Centres at Gladstone, Calliope, Miriam Vale and Boyne Island. Residents are requested to telephone the relevant administration centre to check on trap availability. Traps are only hired from Monday to Friday for a maximum five day period. Traps are to be returned to Council before 3 pm on Friday. Collection of trapped cats can be organised Monday to Friday during business hours only by calling 0740 0700. A fee will be charged for lost, damaged, non-returned traps and a fee of $5.00 a day will apply for late trap returns.
Council does not collect cats caught in private cat traps or cat carriers, however if you wish to use a private trap or cat carriers you are able to take the animals to Councils pound facility located at 17 Albert Road, Callemondah (next to Wastewater Treatment Plant) which is open Mon-Fri 3:00pm - 6:00pm excluding public holidays and weekends. Cats cannot be left at administration centres or depots.