Trap/Neuter/Return (TNR)

Trap/neuter/return (TNR) programs involve trapping, neutering/vaccinating, and returning community cats to their original outdoor locations. It is not only the most humane method of preventing cats from entering the shelter system; it’s the most effective.

Responsibilities of Live-Capture Cat Trapping

You are responsible for the care of any animal captured. The trap should be placed where the trapped animal is protected from the elements and water must be accessible to the trapped animal. The animal must be turned into West Valley Animal Services, released at the trap location, or returned to its owner. You are not allowed, by state law and local ordinance, to release or relocate the animal to other locations.

Please contact West Valley Animal Services at 801-965-5845 to have the animal removed from the trap, or bring it into the shelter located at 4522 West 3500 South. The shelter is open Monday through Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. and Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Trapping is not allowed on holidays. Trapping must stop on Friday at 5:00 p.m. If an animal is captured, please contact Animal Services Dispatch at 801-965-5845 for pickup. After 5:00 p.m. please contact VECC at 801-840-4000.