Contacting Dallas Animal Control

When to Contact Dallas Animal Control

Dealing with unruly or wild animals can feel frightening. In many cases, you may not know what to do when it comes to an aggressive animal or even a domestic animal that's acting out. Unlike humans, animals can't talk to tell us what's wrong, which can make dealing with them when they're upset and hostile an extremely dangerous situation.

Fortunately,  can help you with all animal-related incidents, ensuring the safety of those when there's a potential rabies scare and also helping to care for stray or abandoned pets. Your biggest role in the situation is making sure to report the incident so that the animal can receive the care it needs to help prevent injury to you, others, and the animal itself. When making a report, DoNotPay can assist and guide you through the process with ease.

What Does Animal Control Do Exactly

Dallas relies on Dallas Animal Services (DAS) to handle most animal-related incidents, and being one of the largest municipal animal shelters, they tend to take in any pet in need, regardless of space. The county's animal control services are organized into different departments to help ensure the proper care is provided for each unique situation.

 can help with animal-related instances by providing the following services:

  1. Pet Food Assistance
  2. Rehoming
  3. Medical Resources
  4. Missing Pet Partnerships
  5. Pet MicroChipping
  6. Deceased Pet Pickup
  7. Wildlife Relocation/Removal

Depending on the situation at hand, you may need to contact a specialized department of DAS. A large portion of animal service requests can be handled by calling 311, but if animal abuse is taking place or an animal is hostile, you can call 911 instead for emergency response.

Dallas Animal Services Location, Hours, and Contact Details

AddressDallas Animal Services Main Location and Adoption Center

1818 N. Westmoreland Road

Dallas, Texas 75212

Phone Number(214) 670-6800
  • For Adoption Inquiries:

  • For Lost Pets & Pet Support:

  • For Volunteer Inquiries:

  • For Foster Inquiries:


Dallas Dog Bite Resources

In Dallas, local mandates and state laws are extremely specific in handling aggressive or dangerous dogs. The Dallas Animal Services encourages and offers continued education and outreach programs to assist owners in handling dogs that may be considered or become a hazard to other animals or humans.

Aggressive dogs are defined under the ruling that they have killed or injured a legally restrained domestic animal or livestock while they're not legally restrained. Dangerous dogs are defined as dogs that have made an unprovoked attack that caused bodily injury to a human. Dogs considered dangerous are typically labeled so when their attack has been carried out in a place that is not enclosed, such as a room or area where they've been allowed to freely roam.

If a dog continuously shows signs of aggression or is considered to be too dangerous, the owner can and will be fined and potentially lose custody of the animal. In severe situations, the dog may be euthanized if it is unable to be rehomed or cannot undergo successful rehabilitation.

How to Report Dog Bites or Animal Related Incidents in Dallas

Dallas takes animal care and animal control seriously to best protect both the human citizens of the town and the animals. If you find yourself in a situation and need to report a dog bite, want help in removing an animal from your property, or assistance with any animal-related incident, call 311. For non-emergency situations, you can make an online report.

When you make a report, you'll need to define the reasoning. For example, you can choose between reporting aggressive behavior, animal bites, concerns about confined animals or lack of care, wildlife and nuisances, and more. In your report, please be as detailed as possible by providing the following information:

  • Address or location
  • Type of animal
  • Description of animal
  • Where it was last seen
  • Type of activity you're reporting (dog bite, aggressive behavior, etc.)
  • If the animal is owned, the owner's address and contact information

By providing these details, you can help animal control document the incident with as much information as possible and obtain a report for your own records as needed. This can help ensure your safety as well as the safety of the animal you're concerned about.

Want to know your rights following a dog bite? DoNotPay can help you report animal-related incidents while also assisting in locating a dog bite lawyer for all of your needs. In some situations, you may be entitled to compensation for injuries and could sue if the dog has been reported but not contained or controlled. Luckily, DNP can help you in every situation, making the process as seamless as possible.

How to Report an Animal-Related Incident on DoNotPay

If you want to report an animal-related injury 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).


And that's it! DoNotPay will file the demand letter or government report on your behalf with your incident details! You should hear back from them directly with further questions/confirmation regarding your demands.

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