The Haltom City Animal Services Division enforces city ordinances concerning domestic pets and livestock and responds to citizen concerns. Animal Services has three civilian Officers and one Kennel Technician. All staff hold multiple certifications in animal care. The shelter has 36 dog kennels and 33 cat kennels.
If you would like to volunteer at the shelter please call 817-222-7124 or stop by during operating hours to discuss volunteering opportunities.
Animal Services officers respond to field-related calls:
- Monday through Friday
7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
To report an after-hours, animal-related emergency, contact the non-emergency Police dispatch line at 817-281-1000. For life-threatening situations, please call 911.
Fees for the services we provide are listed below, depending on the service provided.
Haltom City Animal Services (HCAS) has a wonderful adoption program, and we invite you to consider our shelter when looking for your next pet. We also have a play yard and a play room where you can get to know your new best friend and find out if the match is right.
Based on age and health, most of our animals receive all necessary vaccinations before adoption. The cost is $60 for all animal adoptions, microchips included.
All animals are required to be spayed or neutered after they are adopted, with documentation provided to the shelter. This is the responsibility of the adopter, and is required by both city and state laws.
You must be 18 or over, with a valid I.D. to adopt an animal. A legal contract is required for each adoption, and HCAS has the right to refuse adoption to anyone. View Adoptable Pets.
Haltom City Animal Services will microchip your pet for $10.
Please call the facility at 817-222-7124 during operating hours to schedule an appointment. This service is available to Haltom City residents only. Please bring proof of residence, such as a driver license or utility bill as well as any rabies certificate or other information related to your pet.
We use 24PetWatch microchip services.
Haltom City Animal Services charges fees for animals that are picked up and housed at their facility.
Impound fees for animals that have not been spayed or neutered are as follows:
- $30 for the first time animal is picked up
- $60 for the second time
- $100 for the third time
Impound fees for animals that have been spayed or neutered are as follows:
- $15 for the first time animal is picked up
- $30 for the second time
- $60 for the third time
Mandatory sterilization is ordered after the second time an animal is picked up in a 12 month period.
A boarding fee of $10 per day applies to all animals impounded at the shelter.
Haltom City Animal Services issues citations to owners of pets who violate city ordinance regarding animal care and maintenance.
All pets are required to be on a secure leash at all times when not contained in a house or fenced yard. The most common citations issued by Haltom City Animal Service Officers are for "Dogs at Large" and "No Rabies Vaccination". Citations may also be issued for failure to display a current Rabies vaccination tag on an animal. Haltom City does not allow cats to run free. If a citizen feeds and/or harbors a stray cat for more than 10 days, they are considered the cat's owner and could be issued a citation for Cat at Large.
Surrender fees, for all species of animals, are as follows:
- Bite Investigation: $60
- Altered with Rabies Vaccine: $30
- Altered with No Rabies Vaccine: $40
- Unaltered with Rabies Vaccine: $65
- Unaltered with no Rabies Vaccine: $75
Deceased animal pick-up for veterinarian clinics, citizens with small animals (under 30 lbs) and citizens with large dogs (over 30 lbs) will have a fee of $10 per animal picked up.