A microchip is a very important safeguard to ensure that your pet is reunited with you if separated. This is especially important in case of a natural disaster.
Though a license worn on your pet’s collar is important, a microchip provides a means of permanent
identification and cannot be lost. Shelters and most
veterinary offices are equipped with microchip scanners and can
You can obtain a microchip for your pet from any local veterinarian or by visiting Pinellas County Animal Services.
Our front service counter personnel will no longer loan traps to citizens for trapping raccoons. We will refer the citizens to licensed trappers for this service. Customers who are loaned traps for cats are also being informed that we will not pick up traps with raccoons or opossums in them. Their options are to release the animal, call a licensed trapper to pick it up or to call PCAS for an officer who will release it on their property.
We loan traps to residents, but we do not deliver them. There is a $50 refundable deposit required on the trap, which you can pay by cash or credit card. The deposit is held and returned to you when you return the trap to us. The traps are rented out for 4 working days to start and then after that if the trap is active we will extend the time limit to 7 days to allow for you to continue to trap. If the trap is not active, then it has to be returned by the agreed date or $5 per day will be deducted from your deposit.
The only animal that you can return to us in the trap is a cat. Simply call us at (727) 582-2600 and we will send an officer out to remove them or bring the cat inside the trap back to Animal Services. We do not charge a fee for servicing the trap.
There is no charge for Stray/ Feral Cat pick ups.