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Animal Care & Control

Wild Animal Facts

As the City of Fort Worth grows, more and more residents report sightings of a variety of wild animals in and near their neighborhoods — everything from coyotes to bobcats to feral hogs and even alligators. Citizens are advised to keep a safe distance from any strange animal and call Animal Care and Control at 817-392-1234 to report any contact.

Choose a fact sheet below to download information about animals residents may encounter:

Animal Complaint Resources

Small Domestic Pets

Animal Care & Control- Handles issues involving small domestic pets (dogs, cats, pocket pets) small nuisance wildlife (raccoons, opossums, skunks, squirrels, snakes), cruelty issues involving all types of animals, and animal bites involving all animals. To Report Call: 817-392-1234 or use the online form.

Large Animals and Fowl

Code Compliance- Handles zoning and property size compliance issues for large animals (horses, cattle, goats) and fowl (chickens, roosters, pigeons). To Report Call: 817-392-1234 or use the CodeOps system online.

Dead Animals

Solid Waste- Handles the pickup and removal of small dead animals on City streets or on private property after it has been placed on the curb in a plastic bag. To Report Call: 817-392-1234 or visit use the online form.

Loose Livestock

Tarrant County Sheriff’s Department- Handles issues concerning loose livestock (horses, cattle, goats, pigs, etc.) within the city limits of Fort Worth. To Report Call: 817-884-1212 or visit the Tarrant County website.


Animal Care & Control Administration
4900 Martin St. | 817-392-1234

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Adoption Centers

Animal Care & Control Center

4900 Martin St.
Fort Worth, TX 76119


  • Sunday & Monday: 1–4 p.m. (Owner reclaim services only)
  • Tuesday-Friday: 9 a.m.–6 p.m. (Adoptions and reclaims open at noon)
  • Saturday: 8 a.m.–5 p.m. (Adoptions and reclaims open at noon)

PetSmart Charities Adoption Centers

4800 SW Loop 820
Fort Worth, TX 76109
817-731-4353 ext. 7

2901 Texas Sage Trail
Fort Worth, TX 76177



  • Monday-Saturday, 9 a.m.–8:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, 9 a.m.–5:30 p.m.


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