The Field Services division of Animal Services is tasked with the enforcement of state laws and local ordinances written for the protection of its citizens and proper treatment of their animals. Field Services is dedicated to the development of strong human and animal bonds and educating the public on humane care and treatment of animals; domestic and wildlife alike. It is the mission of Field Services to develop a wholesome society integrated with healthy well cared for animals that coexist with the native Texas wildlife.
Report Violations – “If You See Something, Say Something”
If you’re having an issue in your neighborhood or witness any violations, please call Animal Services Dispatch at 325-698-0085, or for after-hours emergencies call the non-emergency Police/Fire Dispatch 325-673-8331. You can also report potential animal cruelty or abuse with SeeClickFix. Please be prepared to leave your contact information in case the investigating officer needs to follow up with you.
Emergency Calls & Non-Emergency Calls
Emergency calls should be made for the following situations:
- Animal owner arrested - animal left alone in vehicle or at home
- Animals in immediate danger - tangled, tethered, emaciated, or injured
- Dog and cat bites - human exposure and broken skin
- Dogs attacking other animals or acting aggressively toward humans
- Animals attacked by high risk rabies carriers (raccoon, skunk, bat, fox, coyote)
- Sick/injured stray animals - obvious wounds on a stray animal
- Venomous snakes - inside homes and living spaces
- Wild animals - inside homes and living spaces
- At large/estray livestock - loose livestock on major streets
Please call Animal Services Dispatch at 325-698-0085, or call 325-673-8331 after hours for emergencies.
Non-emergency calls should be made for the following situations:
- Animal in a trap - Animal Services doesn’t respond to animals in traps after hours/on weekends
- Barking dogs - unreasonably loud or unnecessary noise that causes distress or discomfort to persons of ordinary sensibilities in the immediate vicinity
- Dead animals in streets
- Disposal of deceased animal carcass - A charge will be issued for the removal of deceased owned animals or livestock
- Sick and injured owned animals - Owners are responsible for taking animals to their vet
- Sightings of wild animals - At night or in their natural habitat
- Stray or loose animals - Non-life threatening or injured
- Owners that allow their animals to run loose after hours
Animal Services may respond to these calls during regular business hours. File a report using SeeClickFix.