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 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. The traps are located at the Yuma Police Sub-station, 6391 E. 26th Street. You must bring valid proof of City residency (Driver’s license, APS bill, City of Yuma water bill). The traps are available for checkout between the hours of 8am and 4:30pm, Monday thru Friday except holidays.

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”.