CITY OF HALTOM CITY  5024 Broadway Ave. Haltom City, Texas 76117 817-222-7700

Haltom City


The Haltom City Animal Services Division enforces city ordinances concerning domestic pets and livestock and responds to citizen concerns. Animal Services has three civilian Officers and one Kennel Technician. All staff hold multiple certifications in animal care.

The shelter has 36 dog kennels and 33 cat kennels.


Haltom City Animal Services (HCAS) has a wonderful adoption program, and we invite you to consider our shelter when looking for your next pet. Available animals may be viewed during normal shelter hours. We also have a play yard and a play room where you can get to know your new best friend and find out if the match is right. Our Petfinder site, which lists some of the animals available for adoption at our shelter, is available for viewing by clicking the link above.

Based on age and health, most of our animals receive all necessary vaccinations before adoption.

  • $45 without a rabies vaccine
  • $60 with a rabies vaccine

All animals are required to be spayed or neutered after they are adopted, with documentation provided to the shelter. This is the responsibility of the adopter, and is required by both city and state laws.

You must be 18 or over, with a valid I.D. to adopt an animal. A legal contract is required for each adoption, and HCAS has the right to refuse adoption to anyone.

Animal Services
Animal Care & Adoption Center
5312 Midway Ave.
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. Emergencies

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The most recent Haltom City Animal Ordinance was adopted in March 2013. It's purpose is stated as such:

  • The animal regulations as herein established have been made for the purpose of promoting the health, safety, morals and general welfare of the City of Haltom City. This Chapter contains standards regulating the use, type, location, maintenance, registration, confinement, euthanasia and harboring of certain animals. The intent of the regulations, prohibitions, and provisions is to protect values within the City of Haltom City, to enhance the quality of life of persons, pets, and other animals, and to protect the general public from damage and injury that may be caused by unregulated animals.

For more information, please refer to Haltom City's Animal Ordinance, linked above.

Impoundment & Citations

Haltom City Animal Services charges fees for animals that are picked up and housed at their facility.

Impound fees for animals that have not been spayed or neutered are as follows:

  • $30 for the first time animal is picked up
  • $60 for the second time
  • $100 for the third time

Mandatory sterilization is ordered after the second time an animal is picked up in a 12 month period. Impound fees for animals that have been spayed or neutered are as follows:

  • $15 for the first time animal is picked up
  • $30 for the second time
  • $60 for the third time

A boarding fee of $10 per day applies to all animals impounded at the shelter.


Haltom City Animal Services issues citations to owners of pets who violate city ordinance regarding animal care and maintenance.

All pets are required to be on a secure leash at all times when not contained in a house or fenced yard. The most common citations issued by Haltom City Animal Service Officers are for "Dogs at Large" and "No Rabies Vaccination". Citations may also be issued for failure to display a current Rabies vaccination tag on an animal. Haltom City does not allow cats to run free. If a citizen feeds and/or harbors a stray cat for more than 10 days, they are considered the cat's owner and could be issued a citation for Cat at Large.

For more information, please refer to Haltom City's Animal Ordinance, linked below.

Once citations are issued, all questions and concerns must go through the Municipal Court.

Register Your Pet

Haltom City Animal Services (HCAS) adopted an animal ordinance effective January 25th, 2010 that implements a city registration program for pet cats and dogs to facilitate the reunification of owners with their pets.

Citizens may voluntarily register their pets with Animal Services located at 5312 Midway Rd. Voluntary registration is free, and includes an ID tag. Current proof of a rabies vaccination will be required at the time of registration.

For animals that are in violation of city ordinances, HCAS will require registration for such pets. Mandatory licensing can only be completed at the shelter, and requires a onetime fee of $10. Replacement tags will be available at the shelter for a $5 fee.

The new ordinance will help Animal Services reunite pets with their owners, while stressing the importance of keeping pets contained to owner’s property or on a leash. Please call HCAS with any questions at 817-222-7124.

Download Voluntary Pet Registration Form linked above and bring the completed form to Animal Services at 5312 Midway Rd.


If you would like to volunteer at the Nancy P. Watkins Haltom City Animal Services facility, please stop by during business hours and fill out a volunteer application. For more information you can also call us at 817-222-7124.

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