Shelter Services

The Abilene Animal Shelter is a shelter for lost, homeless, and unwanted pets.


Strays are picked up by field officers and citizens, unwanted animals can be surrendered by their owners, and very often animals are dumped in areas around town and at the shelter. Our goals with these animals are to:

  1. Provide a clean, sanitary place, out of the weather
  2. Provide a good wholesome meal
  3. Give the animal a chance at reuniting with their owner, a new adopter or be placed with a rescue group

Bringing a Stray to the Shelter

Stray intake hours are Monday through Friday, 11 am to 2 pm.


View the City Fee Schedule

Shelter attendants give a dog a bath