Dallas, Fort Worth, and most of the surrounding cities 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 and city license tags are required for dogs and eats. If the animal has been spayed or neutered, the annual fee is $7 in Dallas. Otherwise, the fee is $15. For more information on City of Dallas ordinances, call the Department of Health and Human Services Animal Control Center at 388-0568.
The Dallas Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals is an adoption center for dogs and cats. The animals are never put to sleep. $25-$35 adoption fee plus nominal spay/neuter fees. 362 S. Industrial Blvd. 651-9611.
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, Carrallton. 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.