City of Andrews, TX

Animal Services

The Animal Control Department is responsible for enforcing all City codes and ordinances pertaining to animals, and for the apprehension and control of stray animals within the city limits. Animal control also defends threatened animals from abuse or neglect and works closely with law enforcement to contain or help aggressive animals that threaten the community.

The Department has two animal control officers staffed through the Police Department. The animal control officers regularly patrol city streets and conduct follow-ups on complaints received.

The department has several animal traps available for loan to local residents. Contact the Police Department if you need an animal trap. As traps become available, the Animal Control Officer will assist in setting up and demonstrating the traps operation.

Fowl and wild animals are prohibited in the City of Andrews.


  • Responding to citizens' complaints regarding stray animals
  • Apprehending and impounding stray animals
  • Picking up dead animals from city streets
  • Issuing citations to owners of animals running loose
  • Caring for, adopting, and euthanizing unclaimed animals impounded at the Animal Shelter
All animals in the City are required to be registered.