Effective August 21, 2018, managed intake procedures are:
- Intake hours - Monday through Friday from 11:00 AM until 2:00 PM
- Owners may surrender their pets by appointment only
- Those from outside of the city limits who want to bring animals to the Abilene shelter must make an appointment
The fees vary for first and subsequent offenses. Please contact the Animal Services office at (325) 698-0085 for current fees. The charges will include:
- an impound fee
- a rabies vaccination fee
- a daily boarding fee
Yes. Prices vary based upon the size of the pet and whether a private or communal cremation is preferred. See our Fee Schedule for details.
Other services to compliment the cremation services are available at additional charges, if so desired. Urns are available at an additional cost in a variety of sizes, styles, shapes, and colors. Animal pickup, the delivery of ashes, or the mailing of ashes are only some of the other services available. Contact Animal Services at (325) 698-0085 for more information.
You should first try talking to the neighbor to resolve the issue. Excessive barking may be a violation of City Code Sec. 6-6 Noise. See Chapter 6, Article 1, Section 6, http://z2.franklinlegal.net/franklin/Z2Browser2.html?showset=abileneset.
If the situation continues, you can contact Animal Services at (325) 698-0085 during business hours, or after hours call the Abilene Police Department at (325) 673-8331 (non-emergency) to make a complaint.
A dog must be under the control of a person competent to handle the animal when it's off the owner's property. In most cases, this rule implies that the dog will be on a leash.
Citations may be issued if a dog is not properly restrained by its owner. See Chapter 6 of the Municipal Code here:
No. The City is not affiliated with either Rescue the Animals or the Humane Society.
- Rescue the Animals can be reached at (325) 698-7722
- The Taylor-Jones Humane Society can be reached at (325) 672-7124