Garden pests like skunks, racoons, squirrels, rats, mice, chippies are in the same class as flies. Just SWAT! I see no need to live trap the nuisance and transport it somewhere else to bother someone else. Live trap it if you will, but please throw it in the pond and drown it.
Cats will not eat DCon. I like to put it in a small wooden box with a mouse sized hole. Then nothing will bother it except things small as a mouse. It keeps the mice out of my outbuildings and no cats have been killed or injured.
If we want to harvest the fruits of our labors, we need to deal with those critters that will ruin our harvests. Just a fact of life. You decide.
Gardening at 5000 feet elevation, zone 4/5 Northern Utah, Frost free from May 25 to September 8 +/-