Humane Trap and Deterrent Rentals
Young-Williams Animal Center is committed to serving our community’s needs and has rolled out a live trap and cat deterrent rental program as a part of our Community Cat Program.
Humane live traps are available for rent to assist in Trap Neuter Vaccinate Release efforts in your community. You may rent a humane cat trap from Young-Williams Animal Center for free with a $25 deposit, payable by cash or check, which will be refunded when the trap is returned in its original, working condition. To rent a trap, stop by 3201 Division St., or 6400 Kingston Pike or contact our Community Cat Program Coordinator at 865-556-9729 or communit[email protected].
In addition to our live traps, we offer two types of humane cat deterrents for rent. Community Cats are some of the best natural pest deterrents on earth! However, sometimes they can come with their own pesky behavior. If community cats are causing you unwanted problems, we have some great options that should help! These deterrents are available for free with a deposit of $25.00, payable by cash or check. Funds will be held for the duration of the rental. Once the deterrents have been returned in good working order, your deposit will be refunded.
We offer the Hoont solar powered, motion activated, ultrasonic option that emits a high frequency, harmless sound only heard by the animal that is great for use in gardens or flower beds, near the entrances to your house or garage, and around crawl spaces or outbuildings.
We also offer the Hoont Cobra motion activated, water powered deterrent that works especially well around your house as it has to be connected to a hose. When it detects an animal’s motion, it sprays a quick burst of water towards it.
Both the traps and deterrents are rented for use for up to two weeks. Extensions are granted on an as-needed basis. If these trap and deterrent options don’t appeal to you, we also have a helpful list of cheap, do-it-yourself solutions listed below to keep pesky critters away.
- Secure your trash can with a tight lid or bungee cords. This will protect your trash from wildlife as well as community cats.
- Find out if neighbors are feeding the cat. If they are, make sure they are following best practices. For more information on these best practices click here.
- Consider feeding the cats yourself if you find no regular caregiver. Feeding cats by using best practices will help ensure they don’t get hungry enough to get into trash.
- Feeding stations provide cats with a designated area to eat. Find tips for building or buying feeding stations here.