Departments > Code Compliance > Animal Care & Control
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:
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.
Code Compliance is in the process of reviewing animal ordinances.
The Animal Task Force reviewed operations and adherence of procedures and laws from Decemember through March.
Location & Hours
Chuck Silcox Animal Care & Control Center
4900 Martin St.
Fort Worth, TX 76119
Sunday & Monday: 1–4 p.m. (Owner reclaim services only)
Tuesday-Friday: 9 a.m.–6 p.m. (Adoptions and reclaims open at noon)
Saturday: 8 a.m.–5 p.m. (Adoptions and reclaims open at noon)
Dr. Tim Morton