Feral Cats


The City of Yuma Animal Control Services Unit does not pick up feral cats unless they are sick or injured and they are not part of a feral colony. If your neighborhood is experiencing a problem with feral cats, the City of Yuma Animal Control Services Unit has traps that are loaned out free of charge to City residents for up to two weeks. The traps must be returned to Animal Control by the due date or earlier if it is no longer needed. These are live traps that do not injure the cat. If a person captures a cat in a trap provided by the City, they may take the cat and trap directly to the Humane Society of Yuma and drop off the cat free of charge. If the Cat is not in a City of Yuma trap, a voucher may still be obtained, but the cat must be inspected by Animal Control at the Yuma Police Station, 1500 S. 1st Avenue, to obtain a voucher. Leave the cat in the trap for inspection. You must be a City resident and have trapped the cat in City limits to obtain a voucher.

If you are interested in using a trap provided by the City of Yuma Animal Control Services Unit, please call ahead to ensure one is currently available. (928) 373-4795 Option 4.

City Ordinance §130-092 Cat – Trap, Neuter, Release (TNR)

City Ordinance §130-092 Cat – Trap, Neuter, Release (TNR); covers the requirements if you are interested in hosting a feral cat colony. Cats that have been altered will have clear indication with one ear “notched” or “clipped”.