City of Andrews, TX

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 or suspect an act of animal cruelty or inhumane treatment in Andrews, please call the police or 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.

State law requires all animal bites be reported to police or 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 proof of current rabies vaccination to Animal Control. An animal believed to have bitten or scratched someone will be quarantined for a minimal period of ten days and observed by a veterinarian for signs of rabies regardless of vaccination status.

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 may file a complaint with Municipal Court. To file a complaint, you will be required to submit a signed affidavit in the presence of a notary.

All owners of registered dangerous dogs in the City of Andrews 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 one million dollar ($1,000,000) liability insurance policy. If these animals attack again, the court could order them euthanized.