San Antonio Animal Control Phone Numbers

San Antonio Animal Control Services

There are 8 counties that make up the San Antonio-New Braunfels metropolitan area. Bexar county encompasses most of the San Antonio area, which is approximately 500 square miles.

With the City of San Antonio being the second largest in Texas, it can be unclear who to call when confronted with a dangerous animal. The phone number for animal control services in the City of San Antonio is 210-207-4738. The City of San Antonio Animal Care Services Department is the largest municipal animal shelter in the South Texas region. A municipal shelter is an animal shelter that is funded by a city, county or other public entity, as well as taxpayer dollars.

The City of San Antonio Animal Laws

The City of San Antonio Animal Care Services Department provides a link to the most updated Animal laws governing the municipality.

Bexar County Animal Control Phone Number

If you need animal control services in Unincorporated Bexar county call 210-335-9000. The Bexar County Animal Control Department was created in 2013 to help residents manage loose animals that make pose a threat to the community. Being confronted with a dangerous animal is never a situation one wants to deal with. According to their website, the only animals Bexar County Animal Control will pick up are cats and dogs.

For loose livestock in Bexar County, animal control services are available through the Sheriff’s Office at 210-335-6000, option 1.

Other Animal Control Phone Numbers for the San Antonio-New Braunfels Region

beware of dog signBexar County encompasses most of the City of San Antonio; however, for the other counties in unincorporated communities outside of San Antonio, you will need to call the respective county. The phone number for animal control services in these areas can be found below.

  • Atascosa County Animal Control Phone Number: Henry Dominguez 830-769-2341
  • Bandera County Animal Control Phone Number: 830-796-3771
  • Comal County Animal Control Phone Number: 830-608-2016
  • Guadalupe County Animal Control Phone Number: 830-303-8853
  • Kendall County Animal Control Phone Number: 630-553-9256
  • Medina County Animal Control Phone Number: 830-741-6150
  • Wilson County Animal Control Phone Number: 830-393-2535 (read the full Wilson County Animal Control Ordinance)

You can download the list of San Antonio animal control phone numbers here.

Animal Control Services in Texas

At Simmons and Fletcher, P.C., we understand the importance of being prepared when faced with a dangerous animal. Our dog bite attorneys have been representing injured victims in Texas since 1979. This is why we have complied lists of animal control services for the major cities in Texas including Houston, Galveston, Austin, Dallas and Fort Worth.

Dog Bite Lawyers in Texas

If you or someone you love has been seriously injured as a result of a dog attack, consult an experienced dog bite attorney today. The laws and regulations governing animals in a municipality differ between counties and cities. Call Simmons and Fletcher, P.C., at 800-298-0111 for a free case evaluation.


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