A dangerous dog in Fort Worth is defined as one that:
- Makes an unprovoked attack on a person or other animal that causes bodily injury and occurs in a place other than an enclosure in which the dog was being kept, or;
- Commits unprovoked acts in a place other than an enclosure which the dog was being kept and those acts cause a person to reasonably believe that the animal will attack and cause bodily injury to that person.
If you own a dangerous dog
The owner of a dangerous dog is required to register annually the dog with Animal Care and Control and pay an annual registration fee.
The owner of a dangerous dog is required to notify Animal Care and Control within 14 days if the dog is sold or moved to a new address.
Animal Care and Control will conduct quarterly inspections to ensure the dangerous dog is properly registered and still kept at the registered address.
Declared Dangerous Dogs
|Photo||Name||Address||Description||Date and Reason for Designation|
|Tank||7771 Silver Sage Drive||Male (neutered) Tan/White Pit Bull Mix||Jan. 22, 2009: Animal-on-animal attack|
|Duke||12240 Rolling Ridge Drive||Male (neutered) Black Pit Bull/Lab Mix||Transfer from Hurst|
|Dixie||12240 Rolling Ridge Drive||Female (spayed) Tan/White Shepard Mix||Transfer from Hurst|
|Pluto||3744 Somerset Lane||Male (neutered) Dark Brown with White Markings Pitbull Mix||March 20, 2010: Animal-on-animal attack|
|Honey||5915 Craig St.||Female (spayed) Brown, Black and White Brindle Pitbull Mix||March 23, 2010: Animal-on-animal attack|
|Newt||3125 Mesquite||Male Brownish Red and White Sheppard/Border Collie Mix||Sept. 13, 2011: Animal-on-person attack|
|Ziek||8009 Slide Rock Road||Male (neutered) Brown and Black German Shepard||Dec. 13, 2011: Animal-on-animal attack|
|Cujo||4824 Lyndon St.||Male (neutered) white with brindle Pit Bull Mix||March 5, 2013: Dog-on-dog attack|
|Lola||3905 Kingston Ct.||Female (spayed) brown and black Catahoula mix||Aug. 25, 2014: Dog-on-person attack|
|Dottie||6409 S. Hulen St.||Female (spayed) white and brown Pit Bull mix||Jan. 14, 2015: Animal-on-animal attack|
|Zues||6409 S. Hulen St.||Male (neutered) tan and white Pit Bull mix||Jan. 14, 2015: Animal-on-animal attack|
Code Compliance is in the process of reviewing animal ordinances.
The Animal Task Force reviewed operations and adherence of procedures and laws from December through March.
Location & Hours
Chuck Silcox Animal Care & Control Center
4900 Martin St.
Fort Worth, TX 76119
Monday-Sunday: Noon–6 p.m. (All services, including adoptions, reclaims and rescues)
Dr. Tim Morton