Learn About the Animal Control in Fort Worth

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The primary mission of any animal control office is to provide necessary services for furry friends and their owners. However, this also occasionally includes handling complaints like dog bites and other animal-related injuries. You should always contact the  office after a dog bite.

However, since animal attacks don't happen every day, many people don't even know the office's contact information. The victim might also be unfamiliar with Texas dog bite laws, wondering if they even have a case. Don't go through this issue alone. Consult DoNotPay.

About Fort Worth Animal Control

 provides many standard animal services in Texas, including

  • Spay/neuter
  • Vaccination
  • Pet licensing
  • Fostering
  • Lost animals
  • Volunteer programs

The Fort Worth office also handles complaints about various animal welfare issues, such as

  • Proper restraint and tethering
  • Noise complaints
  • Dangerous dogs
  • Animals in abusive or unsanitary conditions
  • Dogfighting
  • Rabid animals

Contact Information

If you need to contact the Fort Worth animal control office for any reason, here are your options:

Address:4900 Martin St., Fort Worth, TX 76119
Phone number:817-392-1234
Social media:Facebook page

Texas Dog Bite Laws

Texas adheres to the "one-bite" rule. This means that the owner is not necessarily at fault for injuries if it was the dog's first offense.

This can make proving your case against an aggressive dog slightly more complicated. If you are certain that the dog has been aggressive in the past, there needs to be evidence. A dog's owner can also prevent being liable for any injuries if they attempt to stop the dog from causing harm.

What if I’ve Been Bitten by a Dog in Fort Worth?

Even if it's the dog's first bite or injury, you still need to alert the proper authorities. Follow these steps:

1. Use soap and water to wash any wounds.

2. If you have suffered severe injuries, call 911 or get to an emergency room.

3. File a police report and call animal control to report the incident.

4. Provide a description of the dog, as well as the time and place where it happened.

5. Provide the name and address of the dog's owner (if you have that information).

Can I Sue for a Dog Bite in Fort Worth?

It can be hard to sue for a dog bite unless the animal is considered a "dangerous dog." A dog is considered dangerous after it causes injury to another animal or person. Even if no injuries occur, the dog can be deemed dangerous if the attack is unprovoked.

Fort Worth Animal Control keeps a directory of every dangerous dog in the area and requires immediate reporting from the dogs' owners. These owners also have to pay a separate registration fee for these animals.

Failing to do so would be considered a misdemeanor. If a dangerous dog attacks someone, the owner can be sued for criminal negligence. If the dog kills or severely injures someone, the owner could face fines and even felony charges. Consider consulting a lawyer if you think a dog does qualify as dangerous.

How to Contact Fort Worth Animal Control

To report any dangerous animal or instance of animal neglect, you can visit this website and fill out an animal control form. You can also contact Fort Worth Animal Control directly or visit the office.

While the Animal Control office is open each day, its business hours are only 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. If the incident occurs outside of that timeframe, your problem won't be addressed immediately.

The most important thing to do after an animal attack is to get medical attention. You'll probably also be busy trying to find legal counsel. Understandably, many people don't remember to fill out animal control forms after all that.

Address Animal-Related Issues in Fort Worth With DoNotPay in Seconds

The safety of the animals and people in your community depends on animal welfare complaints. Not everyone has the time to spend filling out paperwork about upsetting incidents, not to mention dealing with the associated stress. Fortunately, DoNotPay makes the process easier.

If you want to report an animal-related injury in Fort Worth but don't know where to start, DoNotPay has you covered in 3 easy steps:

  1. Search "animal" on DoNotPay, find the Animal Control product, and select whether you've sustained a physical injury.


  2. Select whether you would like to report this incident to your local government agency, or demand compensation from the pet owner.


  3. Tell us more about the incident, including when and where you were injured, a description of the animal that caused the injury, and the contact information for the pet owner (if known).


That's all we need from you. From here, a demand letter will automatically be generated with all the details of the incident. The correct organization will get back to you immediately with the next steps or requests for additional information.

This DoNotPay product is always:

  • Quicker than filling out multiple forms on your own.
  • Simpler than providing the same information to multiple offices.
  • The most tried-and-true method to get your concerns addressed.

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