Departments > Code Compliance > Animal Care & Control
Education & Outreach
Animal Care & Control offers educational programs and shelter tours to keep residents informed on how they can reduce the pet overpopulation in Fort Worth.
Call 817-392-7013 to sign up for an educational presentation or shelter tour.
Responsible Pet Ownership Class
This program emphasizes the owner’s responsibilities toward the pet and the community. The class will cover the following four subjects: City of Fort Worth Ordinances, Benefits of Spay/Neuter, Bite Prevention/Rabies, and Pet Ownership Responsibilities. This class also can be attended to obtain a free intact pet permit and have certain citations dismissed after arrangements have been made with the Municipal Courts.
Code Compliance is in the process of reviewing animal ordinances.
The Animal Task Force reviewed operations and adherence of procedures and laws from Decemember through March.
Location & Hours
Chuck Silcox 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)
Dr. Tim Morton