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5024 Broadway Ave.
Haltom City, TX  76117

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City facilities will be closed Thursday & Friday, November 26 & 27, 2020, in observance of the Thanksgiving Holiday.

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Animal Services

Haltom City Animal Services

5312 Midway Rd.
Haltom City, TX  76117


1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday - Friday
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.


After Hrs. Emergency
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Animal Services - News & Events

Haltom City Animal Services operates out of the Police Department. Their news, events & featured "Pet of the Week" are listed here.

Magnus Visits the HCPL

You may also be interested in: Adopt a Pet from Haltom City Animal Services

Magnus was adopted one year ago from the Haltom Animal Shelter and on July 11, 2019 he visited the Haltom City Public Library, spreading joy and happiness to all the kids. Magnus loved his trip to the library, enjoyed meeting the staff there and even found himself a book to check out. Thank you to the staff of Haltom City Animal Services and the HCPL for a wonderful outing and a chance to make some wonderful memories!haltom city animal services magnus adoption hcpl

Health Alerts for Your Pet

Haltom City Animal Services - 5312 Midway Rd. | Haltom City, TX 76117
You may also be interested in: Mosquito Monitoring & Prevention

haltom city animal servicesHaltom City Animal Services wants to make citizens aware that our pets will be encountering internal and external parasite threats as the weather warms up. External parasites include ticks, fleas & mosquitoes.

Ticks & Fleas

Ticks and fleas can cause severe anemia (lower red blood cell count) in our pets. Ticks have 4 life stages:

  • egg
  • nymph
  • larvae
  • adult

All stages except "egg" will attach and feed on a host. One adult tick can drink 8cc of blood in one day and a female can lay hundreds to thousands of eggs at a time.

Fleas have a 4 stage life cycle, which makes them much harder to get rid of.

  • Stage 1 - Egg which hatch in about two days.
  • Stage 2 - Larvae hatches from egg and lives about 5-15 days feeding environment around it while spinning a cocoon and entering the next stage.
  • Stage 3 - Pupa which can lay dormant for months, in this stage they are almost indestructible.
  • Stage 4 - Adult Flea begins to feed immediately on their host and will lay hundreds of eggs within 2-4 days The adult can live up to 4-6 weeks in the environment.

Ticks and fleas can be treated by oral medication, topical monthly treatments or with shampoo. It is very important to monitor your pet if they have ticks and fleas on them as the blood loss to these parasites decreases your pets immunity to fight off illnesses and to stay healthy.


Mosqutoes pose one of the most serious threats to our pets because they can transmit heartworms to your pet by feeding on them.

  • Stage 1 - A mosquito bites an infected dog, taking in the microfilariae as it feeds.
  • Stage 2 - The microfilariae develop in to infective stage larvae within the mosquito
  • Stage 3 - The mosquito transmits the infective stage larvae to a healthy dog. The larva migrate through the tissues, eventually reaching the heart.
  • Stage 4 - Heartworms can grow up to 12 inches in length. Left untreated, heartworm disease can be fatal.

Heartworms are inexpensive to prevent but very costly to treat. Prevention consists of having your pet tested for heartworms and if the test is negative your veterinarian will put your pet on one of the many monthly preventatives which are dosed per your pets weight. Heartworm prevention may only be purchased through a veterinarian as the pet must be tested once a year. A monthly dose of preventative usually costs $14-$22.

Treatment of a pet that is heartworm positive consists of giving your pet precise doses of arsenic to kill the heartworms over a 12 week period and during this period your pet must remain inactive.

It is very important to understand that your pet can get heartworm disease at any time of the year in almost any location.
local vets and Haltom City Animal Services are seeing a large increase in animal populations with heartworms in all areas. No animal is completely safe unless they are on monthly heartworm preventative.

Haltom City Animal Services reminds our citizens:

  • Your pet must always be vaccinated against rabies yearly and must wear a current rabies tag, regardless of whether it is an indoor pet or outdoor pet.
  • We have a large selection of dogs and cats available for adoption. Please call (817-222-7124) or come by the shelter during office hours:

Animal Ordinance Revised

haltom city animal servicesThe Haltom City Animal Ordinance was revised by the City Council in March of 2013. Download the PDF version of the newly revised Haltom City Animal Ordinance No. 2013-006-04.

Animal ServicesNews & Events

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Magnus Visits the HCPL

Magnus was adopted one year ago from the Haltom Animal Shelter and on July 11, 2019 he visited the…
haltom city animal services

Health Alerts for Your Pet

Haltom City Animal Services wants to make citizens aware that our pets will be encountering…