Animal Shelter

Contact

Corey Young,
Animal Control Officer

PO Box 318
De Leon, Texas 76444
Monday - Friday: 9:00 am - 3:30 pm

If you would like to go out to the Animal Shelter to look at our animals, please call City Hall at the number below to make an appointment. The Animal Shelter is located on private property, and trespassers will be prosecuted.

The city requires all cats and dogs within to have rabies vaccination and city tags. These can be purchased at the City Hall office located at 125 S Texas Street. No household may have more than four cats, dogs, or a combination of both.

If you think your animal has been impounded, please visit our City of De Leon Animal Shelter Facebook and identify them. All animals impounded are placed on a 3 day hold before being eligible for adoption, pending claim of ownership.

 

Common Questions

Four cats, or four dogs, or two cats and two dogs, or any combination of cats and dogs totaling four. Babies do not count, until they are of age.

No more than any combination of two cows, horses, donkeys, or hybrids thereof. Each head shall have 1,200 square feet of roaming space. Babies do not count, until they are of age.

No more than any combination of six sheep or goats. Each head shall have 500 square feet of roaming space. Babies do not count, until they are of age.

No more than 20 combined fowl. Only one male per species. Babies do not count, until they are of age.

Absolutely no swine are allowed, unless coming into town for a show project.

Violation of this ordinance is a Class C Misdemeanor, and is punishable by law. To view this ordinance, click here.

You will need to call City Hall & make arrangements to pull them out. Please be prepared to show their Proof of current Rabies Vaccination, current City Tags, and pay Impoundment Fees which will be determined by the Animal Control Officer.

Yes. All cats and dogs within city limits must be registered with the city, failure to do so is a Class C Misdemeanor.

You may review Ordinance no. 001-14, regulating the keeping and care of animals & fowl.

Fees:

  • Rabies Voucher: $10 (Redeemable at Dr Conway's office)
  • City Tags: $6. $4 if pet is spayed/neutered
  • Impoundment Fee: $18, then $6 a day after three days.
  • Pickup Fee: 1st Pickup: $25. 2nd Pickup: $50. 3rd Pickup: $75. 4th Pickup: City owns dog.
  • Release of Ownership to Shelter: $25.00

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