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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.










Proposed Animal Ordinance:

Draft Animal Ordinance PDF

Summary of Major Changes PDF

Proposed Fee Changes PDF


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

Contact Information:

Field Dispatch: 325-698-0085

After-hours emergencies: 325-673-8331* (*Abilene Police Department) Begin at 4:30 PM Mon-Fri, Weekends, and Holidays

Shelter: 325-698-0086


General Questions/Barking Dogs E-mail:

Field Supervisor- Joe Helm:

Shelter Supervisor- AJ Garcia:

Animal Services Manager - Aaron Vannoy:


Rescue Coordinator - Kelsey Loza:


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