What You Need to Know About Waco Animal Control

Animal Control What You Need to Know About Waco Animal Control

Filing Dog Bite Incident Reports with Waco Animal Control 

If you've been bitten or attacked by a dog, it is important to report it to the authorities, especially if it has required medical attention due to infection or injury. Filing reports with Waco Animal Control is just one of the many things you may need to do following your dog bite, but DoNotPay can help you through the process. 

How Can Waco Animal Control Help?

The City of Waco Texas Animal Care (Control) & Shelter Services provides a variety of services, including:

  • FREE or low-cost spay or neuter surgery options for Waco residents
  • Lost and found pet assistance and microchip scanning
  • Animal adoption
  • Responding to animal bite reports
  • Provide services for wildlife that is securely caught in a live trap - but they do not provide the traps

Waco Animal Control: Contact Details and Hours of Operation

Animal Care officers share a campus with the Animal Shelter Staff and the Humane Society of Central Texas.

Address2032 Circle Road, Waco, TX 76706
Phone NumberAnimal Care (Control) Main Office: (254) 750-1765

Spay/Neuter Information: (254) 752-SPAY ( 7729 )

WebsiteThe City of Waco Texas Animal Care (Control) & Shelter Services
Hours of OperationMonday to Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

After normal business hours, they are on-call for emergencies. 

What to Do When You're Bitten or Scratched by a Dog in Waco 

If you or a family member has been attacked, you should do the following:

  1. Immediately treat the wound. Dog bites can lead to infections just like bites and scratches from wild animals. A minor dog bite or scratch can be washed and have antibiotic ointment applied. For deep wounds, apply pressure with a clean cloth and seek medical attention. Wild animal bite and scratch victims should seek medical care too, even if it seems mild, especially for animals that are venomous or prone to carrying diseases.
  2. Take pictures of the wounds. Documenting attacks can help you if you need proof for a lawsuit. Get pictures of all the bites, bruises, scratches and scrapes, from different angles.
  3. Identify the dog's owner. Try to exchange contact information, but if the dog's owner is uncooperative, look for their address, license plate, or other identifying information to give to authorities.
  • If the dog's owner is not present, watch the dog to see if it returns home, speak to reliable witnesses or neighbors, etc.
  • If it is a stray, try to pay attention to where the dog goes or ask around about where the dog tends to sleep. Any information you can provide animal control will be helpful.
  1. Report the incident to Animal Control. You need to report dog bites or animal attacks to an Animal Care (Control) Officer within 24 hours.
  1. Call the following number: (254) 750-1765
  2. For after-hours or emergency calls: (254) 750-7500
  1. File a police report. If you intend to sue for dog bite injuries, you will want to have all the documentation prepared.
  2. Consult a Personal Injury Lawyer. A Waco attorney who handles dog bite cases can give you legal advice and potentially get you compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, and/or other expenses related to the injury. This might be a tedious and costly option, but it is one to consider.

Let DoNotPay Help You File Reports With Waco Animal Control

Animal attacks can be traumatic and overwhelming, and dealing with the aftermath can be time-consuming and stressful. Once you have sought medical care and are ready to report the incident or seek compensation from the owner, DoNotPay's services can save you time and stress.

How to report an animal-related incident on DoNotPay:

  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.

Learn More About DoNotPay's Animal Control Services

DoNotPay knows that your time is valuable, and if you're dealing with something as stressful as animal attacks, we want to make it easier for you. We can help you report dog bites anywhere in Texas, not just Waco. In fact, we can help you file reports in any city, from Los Angeles to Atlanta to Miami. If you are traveling and have an incident, from Pennsylvania to Ohio to California, to any other state, we have you covered.

We make the entire process fast, easy, and successful. You will save time and energy because we will do the work for you.  You just need to give us the pertinent information, and we will take the necessary steps on your behalf to file reports and demand letters. You can rest assured we will make the best case for you.

What Else Can DoNotPay Do for You?

Filing reports of dog bites and issuing demand letters to owners is just one of the many ways that DoNotPay can help you. We offer a variety of services, including:

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