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.
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.
Cat traps may be hired from any of Council’s Administration Centres at Gladstone, Calliope, Miriam Vale and Boyne Island. Residents are requested to telephone the relevant administration centre prior to calling in, to check on trap availability. Traps are only hired from Monday to Friday for a five day period. Traps are to be returned to Council before 3 pm on Friday. Collection of trapped cats can be organised between Monday and Friday during business hours only. There is a $20.00 fee to hire a cat trap from Monday to Friday. However 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, however if you wish to use a private trap you are able to take the animals to Brendonna Veterinary Surgery yourself. Brendonna Veterinary Surgery is located at 1473 Dawson Highway, Burua which is open Monday to Friday between 9am - 10.30am and again from 3pm - 4.30pm. Please note, they are not open outside of these hours or on weekends or Public Holidays.
Enquiries, Complaints, Lost Animals, Dog Attacks
Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 5.00pm - Phone (07) 4970 0700
After hours or public holidays - Phone (07) 4979 1134
Fax: (07) 4975 8500
Address: PO Box 29, Gladstone DC Qld 4680