City of Fort Worth Animal Care and Control

Animal 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.

There is a serious need for the new facility. Many animals arrive at the shelter ill and, despite extensive efforts to maintain a healthy shelter environment, a shelter full of animals with unknown medical histories makes it difficult to prevent illness from spreading. Fort Worth is hoping to change that — with the help of generous community partners — by expanding medical services to increase the number of animals that can be treated and become part of the city’s successful adoption program.

The medical treatment ward will expand the shelter capacity to include a dedicated room to house up to 58 animals with illnesses that can be successfully treated. These animals will remain isolated throughout the course of their treatment. A local architect has provided pro-bono services to create drawings of the medical isolation ward expansion to include a cost estimate for construction. The plan calls for 3,330 square feet of added space, 38 dog kennels and 20 cat cages at a cost of approximately $650,000. The cost of kenneling and equipment to outfit the space is estimated to cost an additional $150,000. Estimated annual operating costs total approximately $270,000 and include three full-time employees, 20 hours of additional veterinarian services, medicines and medical supplies and other operating expenses.


Donations are being accepted and are considered charitable contributions. Send donations to:

City of Fort Worth
Animal Medical Treatment Ward
818 Missouri Ave.
Fort Worth, TX 76104

All donations go toward this project (no overhead) and cannot be used for any other project or service.



ADOPT

Many 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!

If you are interested in one of our heartworm positive dogs, there are low cost clinics and vets that may be able to help treat the dog at a substantial discount! Call around and ask!

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 Presents

Low 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.



How You Can Help

If you are wondering if there are other ways you can help the animals and the shelter other than adoption, listed below are a couple of the most important needs the shelter has!

VOLUNTEER

Animal 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.

DONATE

The 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.

All efforts make a huge difference in the lives of the animals at the shelter.



Location Information

The 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
4900 Martin Street
Fort Worth TX 76119

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.

Shelter Hours
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

PetSmart - Hulen
4800 SW Loop 820
Fort Worth, TX 76109
817-731-4353 ext. 7

PetSmart - Alliance
2901 Texas Sage Trail
Fort Worth, TX 76177
817-392-7117
817-741-7923

PetSmart Hours
Monday-Saturday 9 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Sunday 9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.