Departments > Code Compliance > Animal Care & Control
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|
|Puma||5020 Skymeadow Drive||Female (spayed) Brown Rhodesian Ridgeback||July 7, 2010: Animal-on-animal/person attack|
|Scout||5020 Skymeadow Drive||Female (spayed) Brown Rhodesian Ridgeback||July 7, 2010: Animal-on-animal/person 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|
|Haley||6312 Eagles Rest Drive||Female (spayed) fawn colored with black mask Pit Bull/Mastiff Mix||Sept. 14, 2015: Animals on Animal Attack|
The Animal task force will review operations and adherence of procedures and laws. The task force will hold at least one public meeting about the shelter as it operates between December and March.
- Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) Policy
- Position Paper: Increasing Live Outcomes at the Fort Worth Animal Shelter
- The Daily Challenge To Save All Shelter Pets
4900 Martin St.
Dr. Tim Morton