Animal Control
Animal Control
Animal Control Officer
Carlos Ramos

The Animal Control Officer performs a variety of duties associated with the capture, care, well-being and protection of domesticated and wild animals, patrols the city, responds to complaints/inquiries and provides animal care awareness and information material.

The Animal Control Department patrols the city and/or responds to emergencies/complaints/inquiries regarding actual, suspected or potential violations of the City of Carrizo Springs animal control and related codes and ordinances; conducts investigations; provides education and training to citizens and other interested parties regarding relevant codes and ordinances; prepares and maintains files and records associated with calls and activities; issues warnings and citations; testifies in court; picks up and impounds stray animals and those needing protection; determines and, as appropriate, arranges for animal quarantine; provides public education and related information to schools, civic groups and others; and works with law enforcement and other agencies to coordinate related clothing, protection and instruments.
Hours of operation
Hours of Operation: On duty from Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Closed on City-Observed Holidays. After hours, call the Dimmit County Sheriff's office at (830) 876-3508
Animal Care
Southwest Animal Hospital
2512 Hwy. 277 W.
Carrizo Springs, TX 78834
(830) 876-5121
Animal Bites
Texas Department of Health regulations require that animal bites be reported within 24 hours of their occurrence. If a report needs to be made after hours, please contact the Sheriff's Department at (830) 876-3508 or, for an emergency, call 911.
Deceased Animals
Should you see a deceased animal on the roadway, please report it as soon as possible so that it may be removed.
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