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Shelter
Services
All adoptions, redemptions, trap rentals and town registrations are performed at the animal shelter.

Special Hours
The shelter is opening the following hours on Friday and Saturday:
  • Friday, 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
  • Saturday, 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Adoptions & Redemptions
Adoptions and redemptions can be performed at the following times:
  • Monday - Thursday, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Friday, 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
  • Saturday, 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Sunday, CLOSED
  • The shelter is closed for lunch from 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm, Monday - Friday

Animal Traps

Live animal traps are available at the Little Elm Animal Shelter on an 'as-available' basis. Call (972) 377-1898 to check on availability. A refundable deposit of $60, check only, is required. Funds are held and not deposited. If the trap is returned within the agreed date and not damaged, the funds will be returned to you.

The $60 will only be deposited if the trap is not returned within the agreed time and/or the trap is damaged.

Baited Traps
Traps are generally used to catch nuisance animals, such as opossums and armadillos, that are destroying yards and other property. Due to Little Elm's proximity to the lake and other rural areas, a large variety of other animals such as skunks, squirrels, dogs, cats, and many more will be attracted to a baited trap. A baited trap will almost always catch something, but not necessarily the animal you intended.