City of
HALTOM CITY

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

Closure Notice - City Hall & Public Works

Due to the large number of positive COVID-19 cases in Tarrant County, recent outbreaks in certain city facilities and out of concern for the safety of our citizens and employees, City administration decided to close City Hall and the Public Works facility to the public effective Monday, December 21, 2020.

Although these buildings are closed to walk-in traffic, all city services are still being delivered.

For a full list of operational changes affected by COVID-19 see:

Haltom City COVID-19 Response
covid 19 resources support

Animal Services

Haltom City Animal Services

5312 Midway Rd.
Haltom City, TX  76117

Hours

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

Contact

Reception
817-222-7124
After Hrs. Emergency
817-281-1000
email staff

Health Alerts for Your Pet

Haltom City Animal Services - 5312 Midway Rd. | Haltom City, TX 76117
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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 (817-222-7124) or come by the shelter during office hours:

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