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2. Equipment Tracking

We recommend keeping a master list of all your traps and any other equipment you may loan out. While the trap loan form (covered in the next section) is an agreement for both you and the borrower regarding guidelines for trap use and return dates, keeping a master list provides you with an at-a-glance assessment of how many traps you have in stock.

Keep a spreadsheet that lists:

  • The borrower’s name and contact information
  • The identification number of each trap borrowed
  • The date of the trap loan
  • The date the traps are due back

View Alley Cat Allies’ equipment tracking spreadsheet for an example. Our spreadsheet identifies the traps with both numbers and letters indicating the type of trap.

Next Step: Have everything ready to go? The next section covers trap loan procedures, including creating a trap loan form. »