ACC will provide traps for wild animals that are injured, diseased, or harmful to public safety only.
In order for an Officer to respond to Wildlife Removal from a trap, the trap must belong to ACC . Wildlife that is caught in any trap that does not belong to ACC must be serviced by the citizen or a private agency. ACC will continue to respond to domestic animals (dogs & cats) caught in traps that have been set by an ACC Officer or purchased by the citizen.
ACC will not provide traps for, or impound, nuisance wildlife. For nuisance wildlife in attics, basements, crawlspaces or yards the citizen must hire a private Wildlife Damage Control Agent or trap and euthanize the animal themselves in accordance with NC Trapping Regulations. Wildlife Damage Control Agents, Licensed Trappers and season regulations are available at: NC Wildlife Trapping
If an ACC Officer has provided a trap to a citizen due to a proven nuisance issue with domestic animals in the field, ACC will remove domestic animals caught in our traps; however, per NC State Law, wildlife that is caught in a trap and is not injured or sick will be released at the location. ACC is not responsible for placing food in traps.
If a citizen has cats roaming in their yard, note that there is no leash law on cats thus ACC will not provide traps for them. Please consider Trap Neuter Return in lieu of trapping and bringing to ACC . TNR is a much better way of getting rid of nuisance problems and it saves lives. Go to our Community Cats page to learn more.