Animal Control

About Animal Control / Taylor Animal Shelter
701 E. 4th St.
Phone: 512-352-5483

​Our mission is to help protect the health, safety and welfare of both people and animals in the community.  Our Animal Control Officers are tasked with impounding any animal in violation of the current City Ordinance and may issue citations for any violation of the City Ordinance or applicable state law.  The Animal Control Officers also work with rescue groups, volunteers, foster homes and local citizens in an effort to place animals housed in our shelter.  We are also working with volunteers to develop spay/neuter education programs.

The City of Taylor has one of the only no-kill municipal shelters anywhere.  This is thanks to great community volunteers and staff, wonderful partnerships with other shelters and rescue groups, and an outstanding community.

PETS REGISTRATION DOCUMENTS (click on link to be redirected to pet registration information page)

LOST PETS:  For information on an animal that was picked up, or to notify us of a missing pet, please contact the Animal Control office at 512-352-5483 or 512-352-5551 ext. 0, during regular business hours. 

Volunteer:  If you would like to volunteer at our shelter, please complete and return this application.

The Taylor Animal Shelter is located near the City Cemetery and Public Works Yard.

NOTE:  Donations made to our animal shelter are tax deductible as outlined in IRS Publication 526.  All donations made for the shelter or animals housed at the shelter shall be used as designated.

HB 1411 prohibits an owner from tethering a dog outside between the hours of 10 pm and 6 am and during extreme weather conditions. The bill also prohibits the use of a pinch-type, prong-type or choke-type collar and a tether that is shorter than 5 times the length of the dog or 10 feet, whichever is the lesser. The penalty for violation is a Class C misdemeanor.
  1. Animal Shelter

    Physical Address
    701 E. 4th St.
    Taylor, TX 76574

    Fax: 512-352-8483

  2. Police Department

    Physical Address
    500 S. Main St.
    Taylor, TX 76574

    Fax: 512-352-5119
    Emergency Phone: 911

  3. Sandy Perio

    Animal Control Supervisor

  4. Kaitlyn Billings

    Animal Control Officer