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Animal Care & Control

Animal Care & Control helps keep Fort Worth citizens safe by providing pet-care education and services.

These programs work to reduce the number of unwanted stray animals in the city, minimize the threat of diseases such as rabies, and prevent injuries caused by animals. Learn more about the history of Animal Care & Control.

Martin Luther King Jr. Day Most city offices, including City Hall, will be closed Monday, Jan. 20 for the Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday. Emergency services will be available as usual. The Fort Worth Animal Shelter’s main campus at 4900 Martin St. will be closed, but PetSmart locations at Alliance and Hulen will be open.
  • Animal Volunteer Program
  • Out and About Animal Program
  • Foster Animals
  • Migratory Birds
Adoptable Dogs
Adoptable cats
Foster a pet

Adoption Centers

Animal Care & Adoption Center

4900 Martin St.
Fort Worth, TX 76119


Monday-Sunday: Noon–6 p.m. (All services, including adoptions, reclaims and rescues)

Hulen PetSmart Charities Adoption Center

4800 SW Loop 820
Fort Worth, TX 76109

817-731-4353 ext. 5

Monday-Friday, 11 a.m.–8:30 p.m.
Saturday, 9 a.m.-8:30 p.m.
Sunday, 9 a.m.–6:30 p.m.

Alliance PetSmart Charities Adoption Center

2901 Texas Sage Trail
Fort Worth, TX 76177


Monday-Friday, 11 a.m.–8:30 p.m.
Saturday, 9 a.m.-8:30 p.m.
Sunday, 9 a.m.–6:30 p.m.

Monthly ACC Report

The monthly Code Report includes Animal Care & Control code reports and additional public service code reports.

View the report

View past Code reports

Ordinance Review

Code Compliance is in the process of reviewing animal ordinances.

Learn more.

Task Force

The Animal Task Force reviewed operations and adherence of procedures and laws from December through March.

Learn more


Report Animal Issues



Chuck Silcox Animal Care & Adoption Center
4900 Martin St.
Fort Worth, TX 76119

Assistant Director:
Dr. Tim Morton

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