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Any animal picked up by the Animal Control unit is transported to the Humane Society of Central Texas (with the exception of livestock).

Please note: By reclaiming an animal that has been impounded, you are claiming ownership of that animal. You are responsible for any and all fees and fines.

You will need a valid driver’s license or state issued ID to reclaim any impounded animal.


Animal Shelter Fees:

Daily Boarding Fee: $15 per day
Boarding Fees for Bite Quarantine (must be paid within 24 hours from the time the animal is quarantined): $20 per day
Vaccination Fees: $5 per cat
$15 per dog
Surrender Fee: $50 per animal
Owner requested euthanasia: 0 - 25 lbs: $45
26 lbs& over: $65
DIsposal fee: $25
Rabies Testing Fee: $100  
Breeder Reclaim Fee (with current Health Statement): $125
Microchip fee (required for any animal impounded): $20 plus tax
First pick-up fee for a compliant pet (within 24 hours): No Charge
First pick-up fee for a non-compliant pet: $60
Second pick-up fee: $75
3rd pick-up fee & all fees after: $150



Citations may also be issued for various Class “C” misdemeanor infractions of the animal ordinances. These fines are set by Municipal Court.

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