Who to Call To Report a Dog Attack if You Live in Galveston County
Galveston County encompasses a large number of communities. While some like Galveston and Texas City are incorporated with their own Animal Control, others like Hitchcock and Bayou Vista are not. Thus, it can be confusing to determine who to call when a dog bite occurs in the Galveston Area.
What is the City of Galveston Animal Control Phone Number?
If you live in the Galveston city limits, you can call Galveston Animal Control at 409-765-3702. The number is open for reporting animal bites 24 hours, even when the offices are closed. They will not take calls of dogs merely running at large after hours unless a bite/attack is involved.
What is the Galveston County Animal Control Number?
If you are bitten by a dog or other animal in unincorporated areas of Galveston, you call Galveston County Animal Control at 409-948-2485. It is more commonly known as the Galveston County Animal Resource Center or “ARC.” The number applies to the following territories: Bayou Vista, Hitchcock, Kemah, La Marque, and Tiki Island. These areas are not incorporated municipalities and thus, do not maintain their own Animal Control Services apart from Galveston County. The ARC is also the local rabies authority where citizens are required by County Ordinance to report animal bites, scratches, or attacks.
In the event that you cannot reach animal control, you should contact the Galveston County Sheriff at (409) 766-2300 for animal attacks.
What is the Texas City Animal Control Phone Number?
Texas City maintains its own Animal Control Department. You can reach Texas City Animal Control by calling 409-643-5720. In the event they cannot be reached, you can call the City of Texas City Police to report an incident at 409-643-5720.
Consult a Lawyer
If you have been injured due to a dog attack, contact Simmons and Fletcher, P.C. for a free consultation regarding your rights. We have been servicing people in Galveston County since 1979. Dog bite law can be very tricky to negotiate without a Houston dog bite lawyer who knows the law. Call us for a free consultation (713) 932-0777.