Microchipping - Animal Traps
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
immediately identify an animal’s owner (provided the owner has kept his phone number and address current).
You can obtain a microchip for your pet from any local veterinarian or by visiting Pinellas County Animal Services.
- Micro-chipping at Animal Services: $20
No appointment necessary.
Pet must have current license and rabies vaccination.
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 or call a licensed trapper to pick it up.
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.
- We rent out cat traps for 3 days for $75 with $50 refunded minus the $25 service fee. A deposit is required on each trap.
- Cash or credit card accepted.
- The traps are rented out for 3 working days included in the fee. For additional days we deduct $10 per day from the deposit.
- If the trap is active we can extend the time limit to 7 days to allow for you to continue trapping (just call us to extend the trapping time 727-582-2600 remember fees are charged per day)
- The remainder of your deposit is returned to you when you return the trap to us.
- If the trap is not active, then it has to be returned by the agreed date or $10.00 per day will be deducted from your deposit.
- Cat traps are for cats only, if you capture a raccoon or opossum 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. Do not relocate wildlife.
- If you need a wildlife trap-please refer to licensed trappers for 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.
- We loan traps to residents, but we do not deliver them.
- Trapped cats can be brought in anytime during normal business hours for drop off or Simply call us at (727) 582-2600 to have an Animal Control Officer come and pick up trapped cat (Monday- Friday).
There is no charge for Stray/ Feral Cat pick ups.
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