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Animal Control Officers employed by Fort Bend County are required to complete the Texas Department of Health's (TDH) Zoonosis Control Division Animal Control Officer (ACO) Basic Training Course.

Administrative staff have completed the basic, advanced, and administrative training courses.

These courses are designed to assist the animal control profession and to advance the knowledge, techniques, ethics, and attitudes of its members.


  • Animal Identification
  • Animal Impoundment
  • Animal Transportation
  • Capture and Restraint
  • Disposition of Animals
  • Health
  • History and Philosophy
  • Laws
  • Public Relations
  • Rabies
  • Records and Forms
  • Sanitation
  • Shelter Safety
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County Ordinance
Dangerous Dogs

Dangerous Dog: Who they are and what you can do

A declaration of Dangerous Dog is made by a Harris County Justice of the Peace. A Dangerous Dog is defined as a dog that:

  • Makes an unprovoked attack on a person that causes bodily injury and occurs in a place other than an enclosure in which the dog was being kept and that was reasonably certain to prevent the dog from leaving the enclosure on its own


  • Commits unprovoked acts in a place other than an enclosure in which the dog was being kept and that was reasonably certain to prevent the dog from leaving the enclosure on its own and those acts cause a person to reasonably believe that the dog will attack and cause bodily injury to that person.
Neonatal Program

Fort Bend County Animal Services has created a program to take care of our most vulnerable population, our neonatals.  We offer fosters who would like to care for these newborn to 4 week old babies supportive care, food, crates, heating pads, etc.  For more information, please contact the shelter.

Toy Drive

Line Dance Toy Drive - 2015 and 2016
Line Dance Instructor "Sheila" and her class collected and donated toys for Houston area youth.

Unit Photos

A collage of medic unit photos.

Training Related Photos

Various photos capturing ongoing department training events

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