Animal Control Services

What We Do

Public Health and Safety

The primary purpose of Bexar County Animal Control Services 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 cause a threat to health and human life.

Stray Dogs

Bexar County Animal Control Services houses their animals at the Bexar County Animal Facility. The facility houses 60 kennels for the stray, abandoned, and abused dogs of the entire unincorporated Bexar County. If a stray animal is picked up they will be taken to 5510 Duffek Dr., Kirby TX 78219 for holding. If you suspect that your animal has been picked up please call 210-214-6919. Unincorporated Bexar county residents should call in stray dogs to Animal Control dispatch at 210-335-9000.

Owner Surrenders

The space is very limited and we must be selective of the animals we accept. Owners who wish to surrender their animals are advised to attempt to make other adoption arrangements prior to calling Bexar County Animal Facility as we are likely already at max capacity. The surrender fee for unwanted animals is $150.00. Please call our Animal Control Officers to make arrangements to surrender the animal as our space is limited and we do not accept over the counter surrenders. Once the animal is dropped off with Bexar County Animal Facility, BCAF will decide the final disposition of the animal. The number for Bexar County Animal Control is 210-335-9000 and the office is located at 1948 Probandt St.

Animal Cruelty

Animal cruelty is handled by the Bexar County Sheriff’s Office. They have the authority to open a criminal investigation and obtain a warrant if necessary.

If you suspect animal cruelty, please contact the Sheriff’s Office at 210-335-6000; press option 1.