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.