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HALTOM CITY

5024 Broadway Ave.
Haltom City, TX  76117
817-222-7700

Animal Services

5312 Midway Rd.
Haltom City, TX  76117

Hours of Operation

Monday 1 - 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday-Friday 9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Saturday 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Sunday Closed

Contact Information

Reception 817-759-2124
After Hrs. Emergency 817-281-1000

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.


Dog Training Classes - Sept 28

Saturday, September 28 2019
9 - 10:00 a.m. or 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Haltom City Animal Services - 5312 Midway Rd. | Haltom City, TX 76117
Information: 817 759-2124
register online:
https://haltomcitytx.wufoo.com/forms/hcas-dog-training-classes

Haltom City Animal Services is hosting free dog-training classes on September 28, 2019, provided by Absolute True Leadership Dog Training. You have the choice of signing up for one of two available time slots: 9:00 - 10:00 a.m. or 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Each class is limited to 10 registrants and will be hosted at the Nancy P. Watkins Haltom City Animal Services facility.

You may sign up online by filling out the form below, linked above or by picking up and filling out a form at the Haltom City Animal Services facility.

The classes are subject to these stipulations:

  • This class is for Haltom City residents only...please bring proof of residence (water bill, driver’s license or ID).
  • All dogs must be current on vaccinations. Proof will be required at time of class.
  • Bring your dog on a leash and collar (NO prong collars, choke chains or shock collars allowed).
  • Bring training treats.
  • No aggressive dogs are allowed.

Absolute True Leadership Dog Training

Classes will be taught by Certified Lead trainer Miranda Urrey & certified trainer Taylor Braden. Miranda has been a dog trainer for 2 1/2 years, certified through the Animal Behavior College. Braden has been a dog trainer for 1 1/2 years. haltom city animal services exterior sign


 

Magnus Visits the HCPL

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

Clear the Shelters Update

haltom city animal services clear sheltersOn Saturday August 18, 2018, Haltom City Animal Services participated in the nationwide Clear the Shelters event. Haltom City was able to adopt four dogs and one cat to their furever homes. 

For the fourth year in a row, NBC and Telemundo Station’s Clear the Shelters nationwide pet adoption campaign helped thousands of families find and adopt a new pet. The 2018 Clear the Shelter pet adoption initiative resulted in the adoption of more than 92,800 pets in the month of August 2018. Nearly 7,400 pets were adopted in North Texas. Five area shelters were “cleared” on Saturday, August 18th. (Bedford, Cleburne, Murphy, Royse City and Wylie) Since 2015, more than 240,000 pets have found new homes through the Clear the Shelters™ campaign.

Do you love animals and want to volunteer at the Haltom City Animal Shelter? We want to hear from you! There are numerous aspects of the animal shelter operation that you can volunteer to help in. After an application and a short training course, you will be instrumental in helping the community and the animals within our community. Contact Kevin Cleveland or Shawn Holt for more information, 817-759-2124.

Health Alerts for Your Pet

Protect you pet from effects of ticks, fleas & mosquitoes
Haltom City Animal Services - 5312 Midway Rd. | Haltom City, TX 76117
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.

Mosquitoes

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 (817-759-2124) or come by the shelter during office hours:

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