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Animal Control

815 N. Broadway
Tyler, Texas, 75702

Phone: (903) 535-0045
Fax: (903) 535-0052
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Animal Control Services
  • Animal Bite Investigation
  • Response to stray dog concerns and impoundment of stray dogs
  • Providing humane live traps to capture nuisance wildlife, cats, and dogs
  • Investigation of Animal Welfare concerns
  • Impoundment of unwanted dogs and cats
  • Dead Animal removal from residences and roadways
  • Investigation of Barking Dog concerns
  • Enforcement of City Ordinances regarding livestock, fowl, and exotic animals
  • Investigation and testing of suspected rabid animals
  • Effective October 1, 2007, the City of Tyler has contract with the Klein Animal Shelter in Jacksonville, Texas, for animal shelter services.

    Some of the services offered by the Klein Animal Shelter are:               

  • 100% climate control
  • Space for adoptables, quarantine, abused and aggressive animals
  • Central wash-out runs for kennel cleanliness
  • Identifying paperwork for each dog in each kennel
  • Remote website for identification of animals and administrative processing
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    Mosquito Control Services
    • Investigation of Mosquito complaints in the City of Tyler
    • Capture and testing of mosquitoes for viral identification
    • Chemical treatment of mosquito larva and adults by licensed Public Health Pesticide Applicators
    • Enforcement of City Ordinances regarding abatement of mosquito breeding areas
    Hours of Operation
    Tyler Animal Control officers are on duty weekdays from 7 a.m.to 5 p.m. and weekends from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. After hours, citizens should contact the Tyler Police Department at (903) 531-1000 for Animal Control emergencies. Emergencies include:
    • Live or dead animals impeding traffic
    • Injured animal (owner unknown or cannot be contacted)
    • Animal threatening the safety of citizens (A police officer, by City Ordinance Sec. 14-5 a 4, may humanely destroy an animal posing an imminent danger to persons or property under circumstances of emergency.)

    Stray animals and dead animals that are not impeding traffic are not emergencies. After hour Animal Control nonemergency concerns can be left on our answering machine at 903-535-0045.

    City Ordinances
    City rules and regulations related to animals are found in Chapter 14, of the City of Tyler Code of Ordinances. To access the code online, click here: Code of Ordinances. Use the folder system on the left side of the screen to navigate to Chapter 14, or use the search form to find the section of code you are interested in.