Responsibilities

The primary function and intent of the City of Duncanville Animal Control is to provide for the health, safety, and welfare of people and animals within the city. Animal control officers are responsible for responding to emergency and nonemergency situations concerning animals within the city and enforcing related state and local laws. Every effort is made to humanely apprehend animals that have become a nuisance or a threat to any citizen.

Primary Destination

Impounded animals are taken to the Tri-City Animal Shelter. They can be reached at (972) 291-5335, unless emergency care is needed.

Contact Animal Control

All calls for animal control are handled through the dispatch center by calling

9-1-1 or (972) 223-6111

Emergency calls are handled 24-hours a day, and non-emergency calls are handled during the on-duty hours of the animal control officers.

Hours of Operations

Sunday – Thursday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm

Friday – Saturday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm


(time changes during daylight savings time)

Registration & Rabies Vaccinations

The City of Duncanville Animal Control does not require you to register your pets. Rabies vaccinations however are required and should be updated every three years.

  • Fowl in the city is allowed without a permit;
  • Livestock requires a livestock permit that must be renewed annually.

Secondary Destination

Animal Care Center (511 S. Main St.) – (972) 298-2898 – Animal Care Center is a secondary location used by Duncanville Animal Control Officers for the treatment and housing of sick, injured, or lost pets.

If your pet is missing and it has not been reported to the Tri-City Animal Shelter, please call the Animal Care Center at (972) 298-2898