Hood County Sheriff's Animal Control
NEWS: HCAC is looking for foster homes for litters of puppies who are brought in. We are always full. Please spay and neuter your pets. There are not enough homes for them all.
WHO WE ARE: Working to provide the citizens of Hood County with the best service possible in the effort to control the transmission of disease caused by animal problems of our community.
ADOPTING A FRIEND As of April 1, 2013, Hood County Animal Control will begin collecting an "Adoption Fee" of $75 for non altered animals and $15 for previously altered animals. This will cover the cost of sterilizing the animal plus a rabies vaccination, or rabies vaccination if previously sterilized. The person adopting the animal will receive a numbered voucher for one of 5 local veterinary clinics who have graciously agreed to participate in this program. The clinics are: Granbury Animal Clinic;
Town and Country Animal Clinic; All Creatures Animal Hospital; Mesquite Ridge Small Animal Hospital; Long Creek Animal Hospital. The new owner will be responsible for making the appointment with one of the participating veterinarians and transporting the animal to the selected provider within 30 days of adoption.
COME VISIT US: Hours: Monday, Wednesday, Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm; Tuesday and Thursdays 9:00 am - 6:00; First Saturday of each month Saturday 9 a.m. - Noon for ADOPTIONS ONLY. Off site adoption dates and locations: All Adoptions are from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM; April 20, 2013 - Tractor Supply - 2101 W Hwy 377, Granbury; May 18, 2013 - Compass Bank - 1807 E Hwy 377, Granbury; June 15, 2013 - Hood County Animal Control - 240 Bray St, Granbury; July 20, 2013 - Cari's Cafe - 2113 E Hwy 377, Granbury; August 17, 2013 - HEB - 3804 E Hwy 377, Granbury; September 21, 2013 - Compass Bank - 1807 E Hwy 377, Granbury; October 19, 2013 - HEB - 3804 E Hwy 377, Granbury; November 16, 2013 - Tractor Supply - 2101 W Hwy 377, Granbury
WELCOMED DONATIONS: Transport kennels, dog and puppy food, cat and kitten food (wet and dry), kitty litter, bleach, Dawn detergent, washing detergent, paper towels.
VOLUNTEERING: Volunteers are always welcomed. If you are interested, please email for more information and application.
THE MOST COMMON REASONS NOT TO SPAY AND NEUTER:
1) My pet will get fat and lazy. Neutering or spaying may diminish your pet's overall activity level, natural tendency to wander, and hormonal balances, which may influence appetite. Pets that become fat and lazy after being altered usually are overfed and do not get enough exercise.
2) We want another pet just like Rover and Fluffy. Breeding two purebred animals rarely results in offspring that are exactly like one of the parents. With mixed breeds, it is virtually impossible to have offspring that are exactly like one of the parents.
3) My pet's personality will change. Any change will be for the better. After being altered, your pet will be less aggressive toward other dogs or cats, have a better personality, and will be less likely to wander. Spraying (urine marking), which is often done by dogs and cats to mark their territory, diminishes or ceases after pets are altered.
4) We can sell puppies or kittens and make money. Even well-known breeders are fortunate if they break even on raising purebred litters. The cost of raising such a litter -- which includes stud fees, vaccinations and other health care costs, and feeding a quality food -- consumes most of the "profit." Well-known breeders raise breeds that they like. These breeders also try to improve the standard of the breeds they raise.
5) My children should witness our pet giving birth. Pets often have their litters in the middle of the night or in a place of their own choosing. Because pets need privacy when giving birth, any unnecessary intrusion can cause the mother to become seriously upset. These intrusions can result in an unwillingness to care for the offspring or in injury to the owners or to the pet.
6) I am concerned about my pet undergoing anesthesia. Placing a pet under anesthesia is a very common concern of owners. Although there is always a slight risk involved, the anesthetics currently used by veterinarians are very safe. Many veterinarians use equipment that monitors heart and respiratory rates during surgery to ensure that their patients are doing well under anesthesia. Thus, the medical benefits of having your pet spayed or neutered far outweigh the slight risk involved with undergoing anesthesia. Consult your veterinarian if your are concerned about this aspect of the procedure.
Map to our shelter
Hood County Sheriff Animal Control
240 Bray Street
Granbury, TX 76048
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