|Animal Services is responsible for enforcing the City's Animal Ordinances within the City limits of Wichita Falls. Patrolling neighborhoods and responding to calls from concerned citizens as well as animals dropped off at the Animal Services Center. Animal Services manages an average of 350 animals every month.
Animal Services does occasionally respond to calls outside of the City limits but only when requested by the Wichita County Sheriff's Department.
Animal Services Center
Located at 1207 Hatton Road, the Animal Services Center opened its doors in January 2011. This state of the art facility has 36 dog runs, 18 cat cages, a cat isolation room, an exotic animal room, livestock pen and State licensed dog and cat quarantine areas. This allows for a variety of animals to be housed while their owners are being sought.
Animals brought to the Animal Services Center by Animal Control Officers or citizens are immediately photographed and posted on the Center's Petango page. This allows citizens with missing animals to check online to see if their animal was brought to Animal Services. This website is updated continuously as animals come in and leave the shelter.
Animal Control Officers (ACOs) patrol the streets of Wichita Falls five days a week. They also respond to calls from concerned citizens regarding loose animals, neglect and abuse complaints and dead animals as well as perform inspections for permitted businesses and animals such as: groomers, pet stores, livestock, fowl, breeders and performing animal shows.
All animals brought to the Animal Services Center are photographed and listed on the Center's Petango page. During normal business hours, 8:00am to 5:00pm, Monday thru Friday, the ACO hotline, 940-761-7824, is answered by a dispatcher.
After 5:00pm, Monday thru Friday and on weekends and holidays, ACOs respond to emergency calls only. To reach the on-call ACO after hours, follow instructions provided through the Animal Control Hotline: 940-761-7824.
After hours emergencies consist of the following: