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By D Magazine |

Dallas, Fort Worth, and most of the surround ing cities in Dallas and Tarrant counties have leash laws that prohibit dogs from running loose Dogs that are not kept indoors, on leashes, or in fenced yards may be impounded. There are no leash laws for cats.

Annual rabies vaccinations are required for dogs and cats, but city license tags are required for dogs only. If the animal has been spayed or neutered, the annual fee is $5 in Dallas and $2 in Fort Worth. Otherwise, the fee is $10. For more information on City of Dallas ordinances, call the Department of Health and Human Services Animal Control Center at 388-0568. Call the Fort Worth Animal Control Center at 870-7290. In suburban cities, call the local city hall.

For lost pets in Dallas, call the Animal Control Center’s Lost Pet Hotline. West of the North Tollway: 741-PETS; east of the Tollway: 381-2489.

Emergency veterinary services are available during odd hours or the telephone is answered 24 hours a day at these clinics:


Animal Medical and Surgical Hospital. 600 W Airport Freeway, Irving. 445-1520.

Belt Line East Animal Hospital. 2555 Belt Line Road, Sunnyvale. 226-0265.

Carrollton Animal Emergency. 1103 Belt Line Road, Carrollton. 446-0262.

Emergency Animal Clinic. 13031 Coit Road. 661-2112.

South Oak Cliff Animal Hospital. 5512 S. R.L. Thornton Freeway. 372-4646 or 371-8383.


Airport Freeway Animal Emergency Clinic. 209 S. Main, Euless. 571-2088.

East Lancaster Animal Hospital. 1824 E. Lancaster, Fort Worth. 332-9930.

Emergency Pet Care Clinic. 1424 W Peter Smith, Fort Worth. 332-3145.

North Collins Animal Clinic 841 Green Oaks Blvd. NE, Arlington. 860-3087.