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Animal Services is dedicated to becoming a premier provider of animal care and control services in our community. Our professional staff responds to more than 6,000 calls for service and shelters nearly 2,000 animals each year. We are dedicated to managing our domestic and wild animal population in manner provides a safe and healthy environment for both animals and people.

To view a list of animals currently in our shelter please click here

Special Services

Stray Animals

The city of Carrollton Code of Ordinances requires all animals to be kept on a leash or confined to their companion's property. This includes your front yard, driveway, side yard or alley. Violations of this requirement may result in citations being issued, with a maximum fine of $2,000.

Wildlife Management

Animal Services works to support wildlife management through public education. Our highest priority is to identify options for sustaining wildlife habitat, without interfering with our local wildlife population. However, if a threat to public health or safety exists, Animal Services will work with you to humanely capture and relocate these critters.

To support this effort you may borrow a live-catch box trap from the Carrollton Animal Shelter located at 2727 Nimitz Lane. There are no fees associated with the loaning of these traps, but you will be responsible for replacing the trap if lost, stolen or damaged while in your possession.

Animal Bites

State law requires all animal bites or scratches to be reported to the local rabies control authority. Bites or scratches that break the skin will require the animal involved to be quarantined at a state approved facility for ten (10) days. This process is used to determine if the rabies virus was transmittable at the time of the bite. Rabies can be fatal to humans and animals, making this our highest priority to protecting public health and safety. If a stray animal bites or scratches a person, and we are not able to locate the animal's owner within 72 hours, the animal is humanely euthanized and tested for rabies.

Resident Complaints

Animal Services can work with you to help resolve most animal related concerns. Issues such as barking dogs, too many animals, unsanitary conditions and stray animals can be addressed by calling 972-466-3420. We will ask that you provide the location of the violation, specifics about your concern and daytime contact information. At your request, a member of our staff will complete an inspection and follow-up with you to share our findings. Our response time for most calls is twenty (20) minutes. In most cases you will receive feedback, if requested, by the following workday.

Police & Fire Support

In the event you experience a Fire or Police emergency, Animal Services may be called upon to shelter stranded animals, rescue injured animals and/or provide emergency transport for your pet to a local veterinary clinic. It is our effort to lessen the stress associated with emergency situations by ensuring that your pets are considered.

Animal Euthanasia

Animal euthanasia is the most difficult task performed by the staff in Animal Services. The City of Carrollton is committed to reducing the number of animals euthanized each year through public education and code enforcement. You can help with this effort by adopting your next pet from the Carrollton Animal Shelter. If you currently care for a companion animal, be sure that your pet is neutered. Fewer numbers of unwanted puppies and kittens will result in fewer stray or abandoned animals entering the animal shelter each year.

Deceased Animal Disposal

To dispose of deceased pet or report a dead animal please call Animal Services at 972-466-3420. To assist with this process please report a specific location or landmark.

Mosquito Control Program

The Carrollton Animal Services Division has established an integrated pest management system to address mosquito related risks in the community. This plan allows staff to identify problem areas by tracking complaints, trapping adult mosquitoes and spraying areas with high concentrations of mosquitoes.

Last updated: 10/20/2009 4:02:34 PM