Katy Area Animal Control Phone Numbers
Who to Call To Report a Dog Attack if You Live in or Around Katy, Texas
Being bitten by someone else’s dog or other animal can be a scary and traumatic experience. To make matters worse, who you call can be seem confusing if you live in or around Katy, Texas. Katy straddles three separate Counties with their own animal control phone numbers and divisions. Additionally, the City of Katy Animal Control is only open during business hours on weekdays.
In order to simplify the process, the Katy Police Department and Katy Animal Control work together to investigate dog bite incidents and incidents involving other aggressive animals. If you are bitten by a dog while inside the city limits, you can call the Katy Police Department, night or day at 281-391-4740. They will, in turn, contact Katy Animal Control on your behalf to start the process.
You can also read about the relevant Katy Leash Law and Dog Codes.
Call the County Animal Control Departments If You Live Just Outside Katy, Texas
If you live outside of Katy in unincorporated territory, you have to call the appropriate County Animal Control Department. Katy, Texas is somewhat unique in that it straddles three separate counties–Harris, Fort Bend and Waller. Thus, if you are attacked by a dog just outside Katy in unincorporated lands, you must look to the appropriate county for animal control services.
Harris County Animal Control Phone Number: 281-999-3191
If you are in unincorporated parts of Harris County, then you call 281-999-3191 for Harris County Animal Control. However, because parts of Katy lie very close to the West border of Houston, you have to be sure that you are not in the Houston city limits. If you are in the Houston city limits, you will need to call the Houston Animal Control department also known as BARC.
Fort Bend County Animal Control Number: 281-342-1512
For unincorporated parts of Fort Bend County, call Fort Bend Animal Control Services at: 281-342-1512. Their offices are located at 1210 Blume Road Rosenberg, TX 77471. If it is after hours or they are not available, you can call the Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office at: 281-341-4704.
Waller County Animal Control Services (Sheriff): 979-826-8282
There is not a separate Waller Animal Control Department. If you are bitten by an animal, contact the Waller County Sheriff’s Office at: 979-826-8282. The Sheriff’s Department is located at: 701 Calvit St., Hempstead, TX 77445.
Katy Area Dog Bite Attorney
If you have been attacked by someone else’s dog, call us for a free consultation to learn about your rights today at 1-800-298-0111. You may have legal recourse to recover your damages from the dog owner and/or person responsible for controlling the dog at the time of the incident. Simmons and Fletcher, P.C. is located in the Frost Bank Building next to Memorial City Mall on the edge of Houston and Katy. We handle Katy dog bite cases on a contingency fee basis. If we do not make a recovery, you do not owe us a dime!
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, Business.com, Lawyer.com HG Legal Resources, Lawfirms.com, and others. He has been asked to give education talks and media interviews on dog bite law.