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 these subjects: City of Fort Worth Ordinances, Benefits of Spay/Neuter, Bite Prevention/Rabies and Pet Ownership Responsibilities. This class also can be attended to have certain citations dismissed after arrangements have been made with the Municipal Court.

Use a registration form in English or Spanish to register in person no later than the day before a class at the Chuck Silcox Animal Care & Adoption Center. There is no same-day class registration. Registrants must provide photo identification and applicable documentation for all animals on the property.

English Classes

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Spanish Classes

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Monthly ACC Report

The monthly Code Report includes Animal Care & Control code reports and additional public service code reports.

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View past Code reports

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.

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Report Animal Issues



Chuck Silcox Animal Care & Adoption Center
4900 Martin St.
Fort Worth, TX 76119

Assistant Director:
Dr. Tim Morton

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