contact animal services immediately at 254-298-5732.
The City of Temple's Animal Services provides services to the citizens of Temple for the following:
Cruelty towards animals
Loose livestock or wildlife
Animal disturbances, like barking, noises, odors
Cat Traps: Available for rent
- $50 deposit (check/cash)
- Animal Control will service the trap Monday through Friday except Holidays.
- When animal is caught, bring back the trap and get your $50 deposit back
- Animal Services is unable to service traps over the weekend.
Adoption and Available Pets
Search the list of available pets. Gift certificates are also available at the Temple Animal Shelter! Call us for details.
Cat Adoption Fees
$65 – Male cats neutered by the Greater Temple-Belton Foundation for Animal Care
$75 – Female cats spayed by the Greater Temple-Belton Foundation for Animal Care
$40 – Male or Female cats previously spayed or neutered
$10 – Unaltered cats with the optional $55 neuter voucher for males or $65 spay voucher for females
Dog Adoption Fees
$75 – Male dogs neutered by the Greater Temple-Belton Foundation for Animal Care
$85 – Female dogs spayed by the Greater Temple-Belton Foundation for Animal Care
$50 – Male or Female dogs previously spayed or neutered
$20 – Unaltered dogs with the optional $55 neuter voucher for males or $65 spay voucher for females
The new owner of an adopted unaltered pet must have the pet spayed or neutered within 2 weeks of the adoption date or by the pet’s six (6) month birthday, whichever occurs last.
Surrender (turn in) fees are $45.00 per adult and/or $45.00 per litter (under 3 months old) for Temple residents. We do not take out of town animals.
Public and private animal shelters in nearly every community across the United States are filled with dogs and cats. There are lost pets whose owners cannot be found. There are pets whose owners can no longer keep them. There are younger animals, older animals, mixed breeds and purebreds. They have all one thing in common: Each hoping for a permanent and loving home.
Lost Pets vs. Adoptable Pets
Stray pets are held for 3 calendar days and may be available to the public for adoption. Please remember, it is against the law if your pet is not wearing vaccination tags - this will also help if your pet becomes lost.
An impounded dog or cat which is not claimed by an owner within the three days following the day of its impoundment may be released to any person for a fee of twenty dollars ($20). The decision to place an animal for adoption is in the sole discretion of the authorized custodian of the animal shelter.
$15 plus $5 for each additional day it is held. You have 3 days until your pet is available for adoption.
Donations for the Animal Shelter
Temple Animal Services gratefully accepts donations to help with caring for homeless animals at the shelter.
View the Animal Services Amazon Wish List
Frequently Asked Questions
View an example of a Redemption Contract (PDF)
View an example of a Surrender Contract (PDF)
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