Feral Cat Traps

Surry County Animal Control will no longer set cat traps for feral cat infestation. The Virginia Animal Comprehensive Laws consider cats to be free roaming animals and there is no State or County Ordinance that pertains to the maintenance of cats.

Effective immediately, County residents experiencing feral cat overpopulation, or other issues with cats, may come to the Surry County Animal Shelter located at 265 Old Burrough Road in Surry, Virginia, to sign out a trap. 

Responsibility & Exceptions

The individual signing out the trap will be responsible for trapping the cat and bringing the cat and trap back to the Pound. Exceptions will only be made in the case of residents who are elderly or disabled. 

Contact Information

For any questions regarding this policy, please contact the Chief Animal Control Officer at 757-294-0158.