Animal Protection

Animal Protection defends threatened animals from abuse or neglect. Our Animal Control Officer works closely with law enforcement to contain or help aggressive animals that threaten the community.

Cruelty Investigation
If you witness an act of animal cruelty in Andrews, you are encouraged to call 9-1-1.

If you suspect an animal has been a victim of cruel or inhumane treatment, please call the Animal Warden at
(432) 523-5675.

Animal Bites
If a person has been attacked, bitten, or scratched by an animal (domestic or wild), and needs emergency care, call 9-1-1. If the person has been attacked, bitten, or scratched but emergency care is not required, please call
(432) 523-5675 to report the incident.

All animal bites must be reported to Animal Control. The rabies virus is a serious threat to animals and humans. Animal owners of dogs involved in bite cases will have to provide a current rabies vaccination certificate to Animal Control. If an animal is not currently vaccinated against rabies, or if the rabies vaccination status is unknown, the animal will be placed under quarantine for a set period of time and observed by a veterinarian for signs of rabies. 

Dangerous and Vicious Dogs
If a dog seems dangerous and is threatening you, call 9-1-1. If you suspect a dog is dangerous or if a dog kills a pet, you can pursue charges with the Municipal Court. You are required to to submit a signed affidavit in the presence of a notary.

All registered, dangerous dogs in the City of Andrews should never be running at large. Owners are court ordered to restrain their dog(s) at all times in an enclosure or by someone who can restrain the dog(s). Dogs should be wearing a red tag stating they are dangerous dogs and have attacked in the past. Owners must also buy $100,000 liability insurance policy. If these animals attack again, the court could put them to sleep.

Contact Information: 
Rudy Madrilez
Animal Warden