Animal Control and Shelter

Under supervision of the Chief of Police the Taft Animal Control provides protection for the health, safety, and welfare of the public within the city limits, by controlling the animal population and establishing uniform rules for the control and eradication of rabies.


The department strives to: 

1) Educate the public about responsible pet care and ownership

2) Promote spaying and neutering of pets to aid in reducing the stray animal population

3) Work in conjunction with law enforcement to investigate and prosecute animal cruelty cases

4) Find responsible forever homes for adoptable stray animals by working with local, state and national animal rescue groups

Contact Us

Desiree Oritz

Animal Control

Animal Shelter

501 Industrial Ave
Taft, Texas 78390

Phone: (361) 222-9110

Contact us 

City of Taft
501 Green Ave
PO Box 416
Taft, TX 78390
ph: (361) 528-3512
fax: (361) 528-3515

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