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Mission Statement

The mission of Animal Services is to eradicate the spread of rabies among the county's animals, prevent rabies in the human population, and control wild, potentially dangerous animals in areas of high population density.

Further, we strive to enhance the quality of life in our community through education initiatives designed to prevent pet overpopulation, to provide compassionate enforcement of current laws relating to the treatment of animals and to place animals in our care with loving and responsible families.



Fort Bend County Animal Services believes that all domestic animals deserve to be treated with respect and integrity.  We will represent the animals with honesty and compassion.  We will work with the community, rescue organizations and foster homes on behalf of the animals to give them a second chance at finding loving forever homes.

Fort Bend County Animal Services strives to promote public awareness and provide education to the community concerning the importance of spaying/neutering to prevent overpopulation.  We will utilize the newest technology available to reunite lost pets with owners, to identify breeds and characteristics, to advertise the availability of adoptable pets and to continue the education of ourselves and the public. 


Core Values

  • Provide placement services that will assist homeless pets in finding their owners or new homes when necessary.
  • Enforce animal regulations and assist the public with animal-related concerns.
  • Provide animal services to the public to educate and promote humane, compassionate treatment of animals and responsible pet ownership. 

Fort Bend Animal Services can only keep unclaimed cats and dogs without identification for a period of three business days. To locate your lost pet, owners should contact all area shelters immediately before their animal is euthanized.

Important Animal Services Information

  • All dogs and cats are required to be registered and licensed with Fort Bend County Animal Services. All licenses are for 1 year only and must be renewed annually.
  • Leash laws are in place for both cats & dogs in the county and must be restrained, except as provided for in the Trap Neuter Return Program according to the Fort Bend County Animal Control Regulations, Section III.
  • Rescue organizations must be designated as a 501 (c) organization.
  • Volunteers wanted and appreciated.
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