Animal Control Services


Public Health and Safety

The primary purpose of the Bexar County Animal Control Department is public health and safety. The department was created in late 2013 to help the constituents of the unincorporated areas of Bexar County with loose animals that are causing a threat to health and human life.

The Bexar County Animal Control Department now houses their animals at the Kirby-Bexar Animal Facility. If a stray animal is to be picked up they will be taken to 5503 Duffek Dr, Kirby, TX 78219 for holding. If you suspect that your animal has been picked up please call 210-214-6919. The Kirby Bexar Animal Facility does not accept over the counter drop offs. Unincorporated Bexar county residents must call in the animals to dispatch at 210-335-9000. 

The Bexar County Animal Control Department shelters their animals at the Kirby-Bexar Animal Facility. Kirby-Bexar Animal Facility is a limited space facility. Once the animal is dropped off with Kirby-Bexar Animal Facility, KBAF will decide the final disposition of the animal.

Control VS Care

There are two types of animal services:
  1. Animal Control
  2. Animal Care

Animal Control is primarily focused on the public health and safety aspect of animal services. Bexar County provides this service. Our Animal Control Officers go out to the field, primarily based on calls reported, and pick up animals that are a threat to public health and safety such as dogs biting humans. Once the animal is picked up, it is transported to Kirby-Bexar Animal Facility for sheltering.

Animal Care is primarily focused on the health and safety of the animal.

Animal Cruelty

Animal cruelty is handled by the Sheriff’s Office, they have the authority to open a criminal investigation and obtain a warrant if need be.

If you suspect animal cruelty, please contact the Sheriff’s Department at 210-335-9000; press option 1


Bexar County Animal Control

  1. Main: 210-335-9000
    Fax: 210-335-6713

    Email: [email protected]

    Monday - Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
    If there is an emergency or to report a bite after hours,
    please contact the Sheriff's Office at 210-335-6000, option 1