Animal Services

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.

Animal Services Exterior Sign


If you would like to volunteer at the shelter please call 817-222-7124 or stop by during operating hours to discuss volunteering opportunities.

Service Calls

Animal Services officers respond to field-related calls:

  • Monday through Friday
    7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Saturday
    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.

  1. Adoptions
  2. Microchip Services
  3. Impoundment
  4. Citations
  5. Surrender Fees


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.