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Animal Control

The City of Katy Animal Control Department works in conjunction with the Katy Police Department enforcing City and State laws. The Katy Animal Shelter does not adopt out animals; we provide a temperature controlled, state-inspected building for lost pets as we work to unite them with their owners. The shelter is open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and can be reached at 281-391-4740 (all calls are logged and returned, so please leave a message). For after hour emergencies, please call the Katy Police Department at 281-391-4848.  It is unlawful to dump animals at the shelter.

It is extremely important that pets are licensed and vaccinated at six months of age. The department strives to make the licensing process as convenient as possible and can be scheduled by calling the shelter at 281-391-4740 or email

Dogs and/or cats are not allowed to run at large on private property and must wear collar and tags at all times. 

  • Any person or entity raising, keeping and maintaining livestock and/or fowl on tracts of land larger than one acre shall obtain an annual permit from the city, except that no permit is required for single tracts of land larger than five acres.
  • Live animal traps are available with a deposit and signed contract.


PLEASE NOTE: This information applies only the incorporated City Limits of Katy. For lost pets in the areas of Fry Road, Mason Road, Grand Parkway, please contact the county animal shelters (Harris County 281-999-3191; Fort Bend County  281-342-1512; Waller County 979-826-8033) or contact Special Pals at 281-579-7387 ( or Citizens for Animal Protection at 281-497-0591 (

For lost and found animals visit the Katy Animal Control website.

For more information visit Animal Control Ordinance.


Katy Animal Control Department
25839 I-10 East
Katy, TX 77494

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