Animal Services

Animal Shelter by Appointment Only
OverviewThe Animal Services Department's principal mission is to protect the public's life, health and welfare by the prompt, efficient and humane enforcement of the animal control ordinance. The Animal Services Department also operates the animal shelter efficiently, and humanely providing clean and sanitary confinement with fresh food and water for thousands of animals annually.

View the updated Code of Ordinances, Chapter 6 - Animals here.

View a current list of Animal Service Fees here.

ServicesThe City of Temple's Animal Services provides services to the citizens of Temple for the following: 

  • Cruelty towards animals 
  • Animal bites 
  • Stray animals 
  • Loose livestock or wildlife 
  • Animal pickup 
  • Animal disturbances, like barking, noises, odors

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Gift certificates are also available at the Temple Animal Shelter! Call us for details. 

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