Animal Control

NOTE: We do not respond to animal-related services in unincorporated Bexar County or other municipalities within Bexar County or beyond. Bexar County residents should call Bexar County Animal Control at 210-335-9000 (option 1).

Animal Care Services (ACS) Field Operations Division is responsible for protecting the health and safety of the citizens and their pets.

Our variety of services include:

  • answering calls concerning suspected abuse or cruelty to animals
  • animal bites 
  • barking dog, nuisance cats and other animals that present a problem to the community 
  • injured animals 
  • livestock issues
  • illegal animal sales

Roaming Dogs

Some high-risk areas of the City have confirmed packs of roaming dogs. The ACS Field Operations Division may address this using a specialized “sweeps” team. 

If you need to report an incident, please include the following information about the animals:

  • detailed descriptions
  • locations

Humane Dog Traps

When available, ACS will loan humane dog traps to residents. 

To borrow one, you must:

  • sign and complete an animal trap loan contract
  • check the trap regularly and release any contained animals to ACS
  • take legal responsibility for the trap while it is in your care

Traps can be loaned for up to 7 days. No deposit is required. 

NOTE: ACS traps cannot be used to trap wildlife, and any trapped wildlife will not be picked up or accepted by ACS.