The most recent Haltom City Animal Ordinance was adopted in March 2013. It's purpose is stated as such:
The animal regulations as herein established have been made for the purpose of promoting the health, safety, morals and general welfare of the City of Haltom City. This Chapter contains standards regulating the use, type, location, maintenance, registration, confinement, euthanasia and harboring of certain animals. The intent of the regulations, prohibitions, and provisions is to protect values within the City of Haltom City, to enhance the quality of life of persons, pets, and other animals, and to protect the general public from damage and injury that may be caused by unregulated animals.