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Wild Animals

As the City of Fort Worth grows, more and more residents report sightings of a variety of wild animals in and near their neighborhoods – everything from coyotes to bobcats to feral hogs and even alligators.

Animal Care & Control handles issues involving small nuisance wildlife (raccoons, opossums, skunks, squirrels, snakes) and provide humane live traps to homeowners.

For information on what to do when you spot larger wild animals, view the information below:

Loose Livestock

The Tarrant County Sheriff’s Department handles issues concern loose livestock (horses, goats, pigs, etc.) within Fort Worth city limits. Call 817-884-1212 to report loose livestock.

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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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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