Galveston Area Animal Control Phone Numbers

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.

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.

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.

Texas City Animal Control Phone Number

Texas City maintains their 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: 409-643-5720.

Consult a Dog Attack 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 guide who knows the law.  Call us for a free consultation: 1-800-298-0111.


Paul Cannon

Paul Cannon has practiced personal injury trial law since 1995. He is Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law (2005). He has earned recognition as a Super Lawyer by Thompson Reuters in 2017 & 2018, and as a Top 100 Trial Lawyer by the National Trial Lawyers Association in 2017. He is a Shareholder, trial lawyer and online marketing manager at Simmons and Fletcher, P.C. His legal writings have been published by the Texas Bar Journal,, HG Legal Resources,, and others. He has been asked to give education talks and media interviews on dog bite law.