Animal Control

About Animal Control
Our mission is to help protect the health, safety and welfare of both people and animals in the community. Our Animal Control Officer (ACO) is tasked with impounding any animal in violation of the current City Ordinance and may issue citations for any violation of the City Ordinance or applicable state law. The ACO also works with rescue groups, volunteers, foster homes and local citizens in an effort to place animals housed in our shelter. We are also working with volunteers to develop spay/neuter education programs.

The City of Taylor has one of the only no-kill municipal shelters anywhere. This is thanks to great community volunteers and staff, wonderful partnerships with other shelters and rescue groups and an outstanding community.

We encourage you to find
your next great pet at our shelter!

If you would like to volunteer at our shelter, please complete and return this application.

The Animal Shelter is located at 600 East 4th Street near the City Cemetery.
animal shelter map

For information on an animal that was picked up or to adopt one at the shelter contact Animal Control at 512-352-5551.

Note: Donations made to our animal shelter are tax deductible as outlined in
IRS Publication 526. All donations made for the shelter or animals housed at the shelter shall be used as designated.

State Law relating to the Unlawful Restraint of Dogs
HB 1411 prohibits an owner from tethering a dog outside between the hours of 10 pm and 6 am and during extreme weather conditions. The bill also prohibits the use of a pinch-type, prong-type or choke-type collar and a tether that is shorter than 5 times the length of the dog or 10 feet, whichever is the lesser. The penalty for violation is a Class C misdemeanor.
  1. Klaasje Helgren

    Animal Control Officer

  2. Animal Control

    Physical Address
    600 E. 4th St.
    Taylor, TX 76574

    Phone: 512-352-5483
    Fax: 512-352-8483