Animal Services

Pit Mix

Animal Services for the City of Texarkana, Texas are responsible for ensuring the health and safety of the general public and the animal population.

Animal Services keeps City license registration information for all pets within the City limits. This is helpful to get your furry family members back home safely when they are lost.

If your pet is registered or micro-chipped, we will make every effort to contact you before impounding your pet and posting it for adoption.

Animal Control Officers (ACO's)

ACO's are responsible for the following:
* Removal of deceased animal from public streets and right of ways
* Catching and trapping live animals
* Enforcement of City Ordinances and Texas State Laws for all animals including City    Registration and Rabies Vaccinations
* Ensure the safety of animals in regards to cruelty or inhumane treatment.
* Animal Bite Investigations

You can see the Code of Ordinances at the link below:

To report a dead animal, missing pet, animal violation, or aggressive animals please call our non-emergency dispatch number at (903) 798-3876. You can also report these issues on our MyGOV TXK portal at

To stay updated on missing animals and animals available for adoption, please follow our Facebook page at