Austin is the capital of Texas and currently serves as the seat of Travis County. It is one of the fastest-growing cities in the nation and is home to many families and pets. Anyone who visits will tell you it is a very “unique” place. It is no surprise then, that the way they handle animal control services and dog attack reporting is also different than other counties.
What is the Phone Number for Austin Animal Control?
If you need animal control service in the City of Austin, call 311 during normal business hours. If it is after hours or you are outside of the City in unincorporated parts of Travis County, then you call a City number: 512-974-2000. There is no separate Travis County Animal Control. The Travis County website gives that same City of Austin number.
Travis County does have its’ own set of leash laws that will apply if you are in the County, but outside the City. However, be aware that parts of Austin lie in two other counties as well. It is sometimes safe to check with multiple animal controls to be sure.
What is the Hays County Animal Control Phone Number?
If you are in Hays County, Call 512-393-7896 for Hays County animal control. Hays County has an animal restraint law in effect. This means that dogs must be restrained by a fence, leash, or chain at all times. The Hays County Sheriff’s Office has an Animal Control Division you can contact when dealing with dangerous animals. The Sheriff’s Department has dedicated four Animal Control Officers who patrol over 680 square miles. They also provide online access to the Hays County Animal Control Ordinance.
What is the Williamson County Animal Control Phone Number?
The Williamson County Animal Control Phone Number is 512-864-8282. When it answers, press option 1 twice. This Animal Control serves that part of Austin that lies in Williamson County. According to the Williamson County website, “The Animal Control Division’s primary duty is to protect the health and safety of the community by investigating reports of exposure to high-risk rabies suspects…as well as situations where a dog or cat has bitten or scratched a human.” To access the complete Williamson County animal control regulations, click here.
Need an Attorney?
Understanding your rights regardless of what county you live in is the best way to ensure you are fully protected. The Austin area is home to many dogs but when faced with a dangerous one, many people are unsure of what to do. Call Simmons and Fletcher, P.C. at (713) 932-0777 if you or someone you love has been injured due to a dog bite for a free case evaluation. At Simmons and Fletcher, P.C., our Texas dog attack attorneys have been serving victims in Texas since 1979. Let us help you.