*ATTENTION TO OUR CAT TRAPPING FOLKS (TNR)*
We will need to temporarily suspend CAT trapping services through the following dates as we will not have a surgeon available to perform the all important "N" portion of "TNR": 9/15-9/27.
We can resume trapping again on 9/28. We apologize for the inconvenience. We can continue to service traps to relocate wildlife. The program will continue normally after those dates. Please call the shelter with any questions.
Response to COVID-19:
Due to the recent COVID-19/Coronavirus outbreaks, Animal Services will be adjusting our policies and procedures in order to comply with safe distancing requirements and healthy community engagement. We want to continue with our life saving work while
Animal services is a division of the Sustainability & Public Health department designed to promote public health and safety through education, enforcement and legislation. The major objectives of Animal Services are to protect the public from diseases (such as rabies) that can be transmitted from animals to humans, to reduce the number of traffic emergencies caused by uncontrolled animals, to abate nuisances and annoyance to citizens caused by animals, to reunite pets with owners, to promote the adoption of unwanted or stray animals housed at the city’s animal shelter and to operate the city’s animal shelter in a humane and sanitary manner.
Animal services provides the following services:
- Removal of stray animals
- Public education programs
- Animal bite investigations
- Return of pets to owners
- Nuisance complaints
- Dangerous animal complaints
- Quarantine animals
- Removal of dead animals
- Loan of animal traps
- Trap Neuter Release Program (TNR) for feral cats
Contact Animal Services Department
Email Animal Services or call staff at 972.919.8770
After Hours Services Provided:
- Animal bites to humans
- Aggressive dog at large
- Wild animal in home excluding attics
- Severely injured dogs or cats at large