The department has an Animal Control Division that consists of one Lieutenant, one Sergeant, and four Animal Control Officers. The Animal Control Officers handle over 100 animals monthly. The officers also handle complaints from the general public and issue citations for ordinance violations. These complaints are received at 432-264-2563 and only emergency calls are handled after 5:00 p.m. Along with the duties within the city the officers also respond into Howard County at the request of the Howard County Sheriff’s Department. Animal Control requests in the county have to be requested through Howard County Sheriff’s Office at 432-264-2244.
The Animal Control Division has several small and large animal traps to loan to local residents. At this time residents are placed on a waiting list for the traps. When a trap becomes available the Animal Control Officer will assist in setting up and demonstrating the traps operation.