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    Infectious Disease Prevention Section
    Mail Code: 1927
    PO BOX 149347 - Austin, TX 78714-9347
    1100 West 49th Street, Suite G401
    Austin, TX 78714

    Phone: (512) 776-7676
    Fax: (512) 776-7616



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  (Animals, Animal Control, Animal Shelters, Animals in Disaster, Animals in Public Places,
   Animal Friendly Program, Animal Ownership, Animal Bites)

Animal Shelter Requirements

According to Chapter 823 of the Texas Health and Safety Code, animal shelters in a county in Texas with a population greater than 75,000 must: 

The Humane Society of the United States provides materials and workshops to help in the planning and design of an animal shelter. The regional Zoonosis Control Division offices are also information resources for shelter plans.

Take a virtual behind-the scenes tour of an animal shelter.

Law regulating euthanasia of animals in animal shelters.

Last updated December 16, 2021