Pilot Point Animal Control
The City of Pilot Point is dedicated to rabies eradication, reducing animal euthanasia and controlling the animal population through a cooperative effort with the community. Accomplishing this will require promoting animal placements by increasing animal adoptions, establishing working relationships with animal rescue organizations and providing education to the members of the community on rabies eradication, animal care and disease prevention and animal population control.
Hours of Operation:
Adoptions: Contact the All American Dog at 972-837-6142 for details on adopting a pet or click here to view our doggie mug shots.
Animal Bites: All animal bites must be reported to the Animal Control Officer. Dogs, cats and high-risk animals inflicting bites which break the skin, regardless of vaccination status, must be quarantined for ten (10) days to demonstrate that rabies was not transmitted at the time of the bite. Follow the following procedures if an animal bites you:
Animal Confinement: All animals must be confined to the owner's property by fence or chain. Leash laws exist for both dogs and cats. The Animal Control Officer will impound animals found running at large.
Animal Nuisances: It is unlawful to keep an animal in the city in such a manner that it creates a nuisance by reason of excessive noise (barking), odors, flies, disease, or unsightly appearance.
Cruelty: Cruel treatment, animal abuse or neglecting to provide adequate shelter and nutrition is unlawful. Animal abandonment is also an act of cruelty and is punishable by law. Please report suspected cruel treatment to the Animal Control Officer.
Exotic, Wild and/or Dangerous Animals: Exotic, wild and/or dangerous animals are prohibited in the city limits of Pilot Point. Examples include, but are not limited to: raccoons, bears, monkeys, lions, tigers, bobcats, skunks, wolves, wolf hybrids, coyotes, bats, etc.
Number of Animals: Residents are limited to three (3) dogs and three (3) cats per household. In addition, one (1) litter may be kept to a maximum age of six (6) months.
Pet Registration: Cats and dogs must be registered (City Tag Registration Form) with the City of Pilot Point. Documentation of a current rabies vaccination is required at the time of registration. The cost of registration is $5.00 per pet.
Rabies Vaccination: Each dog and cat must be vaccinated by a licensed veterinarian by the age of 3 months and must be revaccinated annually.