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City Services

Animal Control


Contact Information

     Phone: 903-839-4914, Ext. *265

     Fax:     903-839-4915
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Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m.- 4:30 p .m.
Closed Saturday & Sunday



Whitehouse Animal Control enforces the City Ordinances regarding animals and responds to citizen concerns about animals in the City. The Animal Control Officer is on duty weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.


Animal Control Services Include:

  • Animal bite investigation
  • Response to stray dog concerns and impoundment of stray dogs
  • Providing humane live traps to capture nuisance wildlife, cats and dogs
  • A 24-hour notice is required to remove animals from privately owned traps
  • Investigation of animal welfare concerns
  • Dead animal removal from roadways
  • Investigation of barking dog concerns
  • Enforcement of City Ordinances regarding livestock, fowl, and exotic animals
  • Investigation and testing of suspected rabid animals


The City of Whitehouse contracts with the Klein Animal Shelter in Jacksonville, Texas, for animal shelter services.


Services Offered by the Klein Animal Shelter Include:

  • 100% climate control
  • Space of adoptables, quarantine, abused and aggressive animals
  • Central wash-out runs for kennel cleanliness
  • Identifying paperwork for each dog on each kennel
  • Remote Web site for identification of animals and administrative processing


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