Protecting Animals, People and Property
We do not address pest control.
Contact us during regular business hours at 972-547-7445. After hours, call 972-547-2800.
Animal Sheltering Services are provided by Collin County Animal Shelter.
Animal Control Addresses
- Rabies Control and other zoonotic diseases
- Ownership limitation requirements
- Vaccination requirements
- Stray and / or abandoned animals
- Neglected / abused animals
- Enforcement of city, state and federal laws
- Other animal-related issues, including wildlife and livestock
- Vaccinate - Dogs and cats over the age of 4 months must have a current rabies vaccination and have a valid rabies tag affixed to the collar.
- Restrain your pet by leash or fence- All pets, including dogs and cats, must be confined to the owner’s property within an adequate fence. All pets must be on a leash no longer than six feet when in public places. Leaving an animal tethered or chained is an ordinance violation.
- Scoop the poop - Cleaning up after your pets reduces odors, insects, transmission of diseases and keeps stormwater drains and local water systems free of pollutants.
- Household pet limits - No residence is allowed more than four dogs and four cats over the age of 3 months.
- Don’t leave pets in your vehicle - Pets cannot be left unattended in your vehicle for more than five
minutes or ride in the bed of trucks or unenclosed vehicles unless they are in carriers.
- Spay / neuter - Studies prove that spayed or neutered animals are less likely to roam, are calmer and healthier. Low-cost spay / neuter and vaccination services are offered at the Collin County Animal Shelter in conjunction with the Texas Coalition for Animal Protection.
- ID your pet - Microchip or keep identification tags on pets to help return lost pets to their owners.