Animal Control

Bellmead Animal Control

The City of Bellmead employs an Animal Control Officer to enforce the various City ordinance codes as well as Texas state laws that have been incorporated into the Bellmead Code of Ordinances to regulate and prevent domestic as well as wild animals from becoming nuisances within our community. The mission of this officer is to safeguard the animals, ensure the safety and public health of all Bellmead residents and visitors and to keep pets with their families.

To accomplish their mission, one of the main goals of our Animal Control Officer is to provide community education and raise public awareness as to the ever-growing population of abandoned and neglected animals within our city. In addition to raising awareness, the officer provides pet health tips, information on spaying and neutering, instructions to report an animal at large, and notification in the event of a bite.

Note: All animal and bat bites must be reported.

Report all animal bites at the time they occur to the Bellmead Police Department/Animal Control for the victim's safety.

Pet Registration: In lieu of formal registration with the city, all cats and dogs kept within the city limits must be spayed or neutered, vaccinated for rabies, and micro-chipped. Livestock: animal control requests an email or text with the address, phone number, name and type of livestock. This helps the ACO make quick contact with livestock owners when an issue arises.

Impounded animals are kept at Bellmead Animal Control for 72-hours when possible, then taken into Foster Care if available. When those options aren't available, animals will be taken to the Waco Humane Society to be held for 72 hours. After 72-hour hold, most dogs are available for re-homing or rescue.

Microchipping for a Brighter Future 

We believe in proactive pet care, and that's why we offer microchipping services. Microchipping provides a safe and permanent way to identify your pet, ensuring a quick reunion if they ever get lost. Our goal is to safeguard your pet's future, providing peace of mind for you and a secure future for them.

Reuniting Dogs with their Owners

Our dedicated Animal Control Officer is committed to reuniting lost dogs with their loving owners. We understand the worry and distress that comes with a missing furry friend, and we're here to help. Our team works tirelessly to bring your beloved pets back home where they belong.

Rehoming and Fostering

In cases where reuniting with the owner isn't immediately possible, we explore rehoming and fostering options. Our primary concern is the well-being of the animals we encounter. We work diligently to find loving, temporary homes and potential forever families for these dogs, giving them the care and attention they deserve.

Animal Shelter as a Last Resort 

As a last resort, if we are unable to reunite, rehome, or foster a dog, we ensure they find shelter and care in a humane environment. We collaborate with the waco Humane Society to provide a safe haven for these animals, where they receive proper care and attention while waiting for their forever homes.Animal Control Officer Performance Metrics

Your pet's safety and well-being are our top priorities. If you've lost your furry family member or need assistance with microchipping, rehoming, or fostering, please don't hesitate to reach out. Together, we can make a difference in the lives of these wonderful animals.

We post all animals that we find on the Bellmead Animal Control Facebook Page.

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