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The Mission of the Animal Services Division is to protect the health & safety of Abilene citizens and visitors, their pets, and property through licensing, field enforcement, and education programming to promote responsible pet ownership.


Animal Services has three sections:


Field Services – Enforces state laws and local ordinances within the city limits of Abilene, protects public health from rabies, and educates the public on responsible pet issues.                                             

Animal Shelter Center – The shelter provides care of stray, unwanted animals, and animals involved in cruelty and dangerous dog cases. 


Adoption Center – The adoption center places animals in loving homes through animal placement groups and adoptions.

The Animal Services Adoption Center is
"The Best Place to Find
Your Next Best Friend"

Animal Services Division
is located at:
925 South 25th Street
Abilene, Texas 79602

approximately 2 blocks East of Treadaway Blvd,
directly behind the Taylor County Jail,
and directly West of the Juvenile Justice Center


Contact Information:
Phone: 325-698-0085

After-hours emergencies:
325-673-8331* (*Abilene Police Department)


Hours of Operation:
10:30am - 6:00pm Monday -Friday
10:00am - 2:00pm Saturday
Closed Sunday and all Major Holidays

Animal Services Manager: Aaron Vannoy