Fees & Fines

Any animals picked up by an Animal Control are transported to the Animal Shelter at 2032 Circle Road in Waco and placed on a 72 hour stray animal hold.

  • This hold is in hopes of giving the owner time to locate their animal.
  • By reclaiming an animal that has been impounded, you are claiming ownership of that animal and will be responsible for any fees and fines associated.
    • The first pickup of a compliant pet* (within 72 hours) at the shelter is of NO CHARGE to you. Please reclaim!
      • *Compliant animal: Current on rabies vaccinations (bring proof with you), spayed or neutered and microchipped.
      • You will need a valid driver’s license or state issued ID to reclaim any impounded animal.

Mandatory Shelter Fees

  • $15 per day
  • $20 per day for bite quarantine
    • must be paid within 24 hours from the time the animal is quarantined
Vaccination Fees
  • $20 per cat
  • $30 per dog
  • $50 per animal (non-compliant)
  • no charge (compliant animal)
With offspring (less than 4 months of age)
  • $50 plus (mother and puppies):
    • 0-4 puppies, $50 plus
    • 4-8 puppies, $50 additional
    • Mother Cat and Kittens - base amount $50 plus
    • 0-6 kittens, $50 plus
    • over 6 kittens, $50 plus
Owner-requested euthanasia
  • 0 - 25 lbs: $45
  • 26 lbs and over $65
  • Disposal fee: $30
  • Rabies Testing Fee: $100
  • Breeder Reclaim Fee: $125

Pickup & Reclaim Fees

  • 1st pickup for compliant pet* (within 72 hours): no charge
  • 1st pickup for non-compliant pet: $60
  • 2nd pickup fee for compliant pet: $75
  • 3rd pickup fee and all subsequent pickup fees: $150

*Compliant pet: Current on rabies vaccinations (please bring proof with you), spayed or neutered and microchipped.



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