If you have a stray, or wondering cat problem in your neighbourhood we would first ask that you speak to your neighbours to find out if the problem cats are their pets. If this is not the case and you believe the cats to be stray and nuisance cats, Ranger Services offer cat traps to be hired by the community to help eliminate this growing issue.
Cat traps are hired out for a period of 2 weeks at a cost of $25.00. At the time of hire a security bond of $119.00 is also payable, this is for any damages or loss of the trap whilst in your care.
When a cat has been trapped please call Ranger Services on 9158 9741 between 6am and 5pm weekdays for the cat to be collected. Alternatively you may bring the trapped cat into the office between 8am and 5pm.
Once we have finished with the trap, this will be returned to you for the rest of the hired period.
Cats caught in a trap will not be collected on weekends or public holidays. Please do not set the trap to be emptied on these days.
Whilst the cat is in your care it is your responsibility to keep the trap in shade, cover the trap to calm the animal and if possible give it water.
If any wildlife is caught in the trap you must release the animal as soon as possible or seek professional advice if necessary.
If you aren't using a Town of Port Hedland cat trap a fee of $25.00 per cat will be payable before we can collect the trap. Alternatively you may bring the trapped cat into the office between 8am and 5pm & pay the fee. Please note we can only accept eftpos payments, no cash can be accepted.