Animal Services

About Animal Services
Animal Services is a division of the Watauga Police Department. Our goal is to protect the health and safety of both humans and animals in our community. Animal Services promotes the humane treatment of animals and encourages responsible pet ownership. Animal Services aims to provide both professional and reliable services for the citizens and animals of Watauga.

The Animal Services Center is an open-admission shelter providing services to the citizens and pets of Watauga. The center is open to lost, stray and unwanted animals in the city. Animal Services provides humane care, shelter and adoption services.

Animal Control is available after hours for animal related emergencies, if you need assistance please call the non-emergency dispatch line at 817.514.5897.

Adoption Contract Required
No animal shall be adopted from the City of Watauga Animal Service Center without the completion of a signed contract. The contract states that the adopted animal shall be spayed or neutered and vaccinated against rabies within 30 days of the adoption. The animal shall also be heartworm tested (if the animal is a dog over 6 months of age), microchipped, given a dose of intestinal worming medication and either a feline (FRCP) vaccination or canine (DA2PPv) vaccination.