Animal Traps

The Village and Leyden Township's animal trapping program is now handled through the Public Works Department and Village Hall please click here to view details about the new procedures for the program. There is also an online trap request that can be found here. Please contact Village Hall at (847) 678-2550 if you have questions about the program.

Types of Animal Bait

Type of Animal
Possum Lettuce, Tomatoes, Apples
Raccoon Tuna Fish
Skunk Tuna Fish
Squirrel Nuts or Peanut Butter

What To Do With Injured or Sick Wild Animals?

The best advice is often to leave the animal alone and let nature take its course. This sounds harsh but in the wild these injured or sick animals often end up as prey for other animals that need food. Furthermore it is not legal to try to take care of the animal yourself as you need a license to care for wild animals. In the event you are still interested in helping the animal you can click on the link below to view a website that has information on rehabilitation resources that are available in this area. Please keep in mind that Leyden Animal Control will not assist in dealing with wild animals unless they are trapped in an approved cage under the Village trapping program.

University of Illinois - Living with Wildlife