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Volunteer time and talents are a huge asset to the Fort Worth Animal Shelter.

There are many ways you can make a difference for the welfare of animals at both the Chuck Silcox Animal Care & Control Center and PetSmart Charities Adoption Centers. Volunteers can play with the pets and help them socialize; groom pets; photograph pets; interact with the pets in the Medical Treatment Ward; assist with adoptions and tours of the shelter; or assist with data entry/office work.

Businesses, organizations and youth groups also are welcome for a day of service.

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Every month, Animal Care & Control features a volunteer who’s making a difference for the animals at the shelter.


October 2016

Meet Wynne, Fort Worth Animal Care & Control’s volunteer of the month.

Read the October feature

Ordinance Review

Code Compliance is in the process of reviewing animal ordinances.

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Task Force

The Animal Task Force reviewed operations and adherence of procedures and laws from December through March.

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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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Report Animal Issues


Assistant Director:
Dr. Tim Morton

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