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Hamilton County Animal Control

FOR A DOG OR CAT PROBLEM, CALL: 317-219-3342 If you have a problem with a domestic animal, such as a cat or a dog, the county animal services can assist you, and this is a free service. If you have a complaint about a dangerous dog or cat, a nuisance barking dog, a stray cat, kittens, puppies, pet adoptions, negligent pet owners, Indianapolis SPFL, or Indianapolis Humane Society, give the county a call.
Please only call my business cell phone if you wish to pay for wildlife removal services: 317-644-0965

SERVICE RANGE: We service the cities and surrounding towns of Indianapolis, Fishers, Carmel, Greenwood, Shelbyville, Lawrence, Speedway, Beechgrove, Franklin, Cumberland, Fairland, Whiteland, Greenfield, Pleasant View, New Palestine, Morristown, Philadelphia, Waldron, Boggstown, Gwyennville, Blue Ridge, and Fountaintown. Call 317-644-0965

Remember, in Fishers and Carmel call : 317-644-0965

In north and central Hamilton County and Hendricks County and 20 miles north or west of the city, including the towns of Zionsville, Noblesville, Westfield, Brownsburg, Avon, Fortville, Cicero, Waverley, Pittsboro, Lebanon, Martinsville, Coatesville, Camby, Royalton, Amity, Bloomington and Muncie, call 317-559-4805

Hamilton County Animal Control News Clip: Wildlife and rodent critter and rat trappers are busy sighting in their Steel Critter Traps, checking trail cameras and putting up tree stands in preparation for the opening of Hamilton County's Animal Trapper wildlife and rodent critter and rat trapping season on October 1. The 55,000 Steel Critter Trap critter and rat trappers have been waiting all summer to pursue Hamilton County's world class wildlife and rodent that is the envy of critter and rat trappers from across the United States. "Steel Critter Trap critter and rat trappers typically want to be out there early," said Tom The Nuisance Wildlife Control Operator, state wildlife and rodent biologist with the Hamilton County Department of Natural Resources. "They critter and rat trap alone or with a friend or two and spend quite a few days in the field."

Early in the season, critter and rat trapping food sources and trails are good strategies. "Critter and rat trappers should be aware that the rainfall and flooding we had this spring and summer has impacted the natural forage and crop production and these changes will impact where we are seeing wildlife and rodent this fall," said The Nuisance Wildlife Control Operator. He said the white oak acorn crop that is a prime early fall food for wildlife and rodent is below average statewide. The red oak acorn crop in central, south-central and southeast is average, is average but spotty in northeast, and below average in western Hamilton County.

Deciding on which location to set up is part of the pre-critter and rat trap preparation. Another is to go through the equipment, including safety harnesses and tree stands, before opening day. "Falls associated with tree stand use are the most common critter and rat trapping accidents during Steel Critter Trap season. Critter and rat trappers should always wear a safety harness and use caution when climbing," The Nuisance Wildlife Control Operator said. "Remember the lessons of the past - tree stand safety, caught placement and identify your target. Don't make a preventable mistake."

Wildlife and rodent numbers are still higher than objective in many parts of Animal control, central and west-central Hamilton County. Steel Critter Trap critter and rat trappers are encouraged to help farmers and landowners by taking a couple of does early in the season. Critter and rat trappers can donate any wildlife and rodent to the Hamilton County Food Bank through the Animal control agency's Help Us Stop Hunger (HUSH) wildlife and rodent donation program. In 2009, critter and rat trappers donated more than 7,000 wildlife and rodent resulting in about 300,000 pounds of boneless meat for Hamilton County residents in need. A list of participating lockers is in the Hamilton County Critter and rat trapping and Trapping Regulations

Past Advice Articles:
Indiana Wild animal Trapping: How To Trap a critter
Bat Calendar
Removal of Birds from a Soffit
How to Keep Animals Out of Your Garden