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Why should I get a license for my pet?

A license is your pet's "ticket home" should he or she become lost.

Fewer than 3 percent of animals brought in to the city's animal shelter have identification. When a lost animal is found with current identification, our Animal Control Officers can quickly notify its owners that it is safely at the shelter.

License fees also pay for many vital services performed at the Animal Care and Control Center.


Who should I contact if I suspect animal abuse?


Why should I get my dog/cat spayed or neutered?


(from Fort Worth Animal Care and Control) More than 70,000 puppies and kittens are born each day in the United States, and though some find loving homes, many contribute to the more than 7.5 million unwanted animals in the country.

Unwanted animals lead lives of misery, privation, disease and neglect. Others are spared this torture only by being euthanized in animal shelters throughout the country.


How much does it cost to get my dog/cat spayed or neutered?


I want to adopt a pet, where should I start?


What should I do if I see a wounded, sick or dead animal?


How much does it cost to license a pet?


I think my pet ate/drank something toxic, what do I do?

(from SPCA of Texas) Contact the Animal Poison Control Center at 888-426-4435, or your veterinarian. Do not induce vomiting unless directed by poison control or your veterinarian, certain substances can cause more damage if vomiting is induced.


My dog is bleeding, what do I do?

(from SPCA of Texas) Apply direct pressure to the bleeding area with a clean cloth. Do not use tourniquets because they are too dangerous. Take your pet to the veterinarian to determine if sutures or antibiotics are needed to prevent infection and promote a speedy recovery.


We lost our family pet, where should we begin our search?

The Fort Worth Partnership for Pets (FWPP) is a strategic partnership that includes The City of Fort Worth Animal Care & Control, the Saving Hope Foundation, the Humane Society of North Texas, the Texas Coalition for Animal Protection (TCAP), and Spay Neuter Network. FWPP’s mission involves partnering to save the lives of animals and engaging the community through adoptions/rescue, spay/neuter, and education.

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Fort Worth Animal Care & Control

Texas Coalition for Animal Protection

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PetSmart Spay/Neuter Locator

• Spay Neuter Network

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• Fort Worth Animal Care & Control

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Saving Hope Foundation

Humane Society of North Texas

Texas Coalition for Animal Protection

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Spay Neuter Network