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Hours of Operation

Tyler Animal Control officers are on duty Sunday through Saturday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. After hours, residents 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 public (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.)

*Dead animals that are not impeding traffic are not emergencies.

After hour Animal Control non-emergency concerns can be left on our voicemail at (903) 535-0045.

General 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
  • Enforcement of City Ordinances regarding livestock, fowl and exotic animals
  • Investigation and testing of suspected rabid animals

Mosquito Control Services:

  • Treating a tireInvestigation of mosquito complaints inside City limits
  • 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