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Animal Care & Control

Education and Outreach

Animal Care and Control offers educational programs and shelter tours to keep residents informed on how they can reduce the pet overpopulation in Fort Worth.

E-mail Animal Care and Control or 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 the following four subjects: City of Fort Worth Ordinances, Benefits of Spay/Neuter, Bite Prevention/Rabies, and Pet Ownership Responsibilities. This class also can be attended to obtain a free intact pet permit and have certain citations dismissed after arrangements have been made with the Municipal Courts.

Registration Forms

Use the link on class dates to register online. To register in person, visit the Chuck Silcox Animal Care & Control Center.


English Classes

Spanish Classes


Animal Care & Control Administration
4900 Martin St. | 817-392-1234

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Adoption Centers

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)

PetSmart Charities Adoption Centers

4800 SW Loop 820
Fort Worth, TX 76109
817-731-4353 ext. 7

2901 Texas Sage Trail
Fort Worth, TX 76177



  • Monday-Saturday, 9 a.m.–8:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, 9 a.m.–5:30 p.m.


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