City of Fort Worth Animal Care and ControlAnimal Care and Control helps keep Fort Worth citizens safe by providing pet-care education and services. These programs work to reduce the number of unwanted stray animals in the city, minimize the threat of diseases such as rabies, and prevent injuries caused by animals. If you are a member of a neighborhood association or any other group and need someone to come and speak on ordinances, animal problems, or safety please give our education team a call at 817-392-PAWS.
NEWS!Fort Worth Animal Care and Control Center needs a new medical treatment ward.
ADOPTMany animals walk through the door of our facility who are in need of great homes. There are too many to list here on Petfinder and our adoption times can be very quick. All the animals that are listed here have either been at the shelter for longer than 30 days (at no fault of their own) or have heartworms. These animals have been overlooked in the shelter and are being showcased here! Please, don't pass them by. They need your home and love!
Adoption Fees include initial protective shots, heartworm testing, rabies vaccination, city license tag, microchip and the spay or neuter of your new pet. Dogs are $49 and cats are $25 but we always have specials going on. For example: Senior Citizens pay half price, and senior animals are half price!Our Current Pet List Fort Worth Animal Care and Control Found Pets
TCAP PresentsLow Cost Vaccination Clinic
The Texas Coalition for Animal Protection (TCAP) offers low-cost vaccinations and microchipping from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays at the Chuck Silcox Animal Care & Control Center located at 4900 Martin Street Ft. Worth, TX 76119. The cost schedule can be found here.
Be Safe - All dogs must be on a leash and cats in carrier. Cash or credit is accepted at the time services are provided. No appointment is necessary, and vaccinations are given on a first-come, first-served basis.
To learn more, call 940-566-5551.
VOLUNTEERAnimal Care and Control Center invites committed volunteers to help groom and exercise the dogs, spoil the cats, help with data entry and assist at special events. Please feel free to contact Officer Michael Matura or just come by the shelter for a tour and meet Mike. He’ll be happy to discuss with you all of the details that go with volunteering. We are also asking for volunteers to assist at our pet adoption center inside the PetSmart store located at Hulen St. and the 820 freeway in Fort Worth. We are open for business the same hours as the store. We can always use help with the dogs and cats that are available for adoption as well as showing customers animals, cleaning, feeding and just playing with the dogs in the enclosed exercise area. We have mobile adoptions at the Fort Worth CATS baseball team’s home game. Volunteers are always needed there to walk dogs in the stadium and assist with adoptions.
DONATEThe Chuck Silcox Animal Care and Control Center accepts donations of pet food (wet & dry, kitten/puppy/adult), detergent, bleach, pet toys, cat litter, towels, newspapers, etc. These can be dropped off during business hours at the receving door. The division accepts cash donations for a fund that is earmarked for projects and shelter enhancements that directly affect the animals. On Wings Of Angels is a program that allows caring people to sponsor the adoption of individual animals to cover the cost of the Adoption Fee for an animal in need of a great home. Also, you or your company can support our events and fundraisers by contacting Carola Webber.
Location InformationThe city of Fort Worth has three locations that you can visit the animals and adopt from: The main shelter and two PetSmarts locations.
City of Fort Worth Chuck Silcox Animal Care and Control Division
From 287 (Martin Luther King, Jr. Freeway), exit at Village Creek and go south to the end of Village Creek.
From Southeast Loop 820 exit Martin and go west to Village Creek. PetSmart Charities Adoption Centers
Sunday & Monday: 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. (Owner Reclaim Services Only)
Tuesday-Friday: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. (Adoptions and reclaims open at Noon)
Saturday: 8 a.m to 5 p.m. (Adoptions and reclaims open at Noon)
PetSmart Charities Adoption Centers