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.

Register online, or use a registration form in English or Spanish to register in person at the Chuck Silcox Animal Care & Control Center.

English Classes

Spanish Classes

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

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)

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Assistant Director:
Dr. Tim Morton

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