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Be a best friend for shelter pets still looking for their forever home by volunteering with Animal Care & Control.

Individuals and organizations looking to volunteer or sponsor programs are welcome.

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Volunteer Orientation

After applying as a shelter volunteer, mark your calendar and RSVP for a volunteer orientation class.

Shelter volunteers must attend an orientation class, which consists of a classroom portion and hands-on training with animals. All training is performed at the Chuck Silcox Animal Care & Control Center, 4900 Martin St.

For volunteers under age 18, have a parent or guardian fill out a parental consent form and email it to the volunteer coordinator.

  • 5 p.m. Feb. 17, 2016
  • 11 a.m. Feb. 20, 2016

To learn about programs or to RSVP for a class, call 817-392-6978, email

Task Force

The Animal task force will review operations and adherence of procedures and laws. The task force will hold at least one public meeting about the shelter as it operates between December and March.

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4900 Martin St.

Assistant Director:
Dr. Tim Morton

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