Animal Care & Control


Animal Care & Control enforces safety for our neighborhoods and provides care for stray and unwanted animals.

Mansfield Animal Care & Control Facility

The Mansfield Animal Care & Control Facility is a City shelter to hold, care for and adopt out impounded strays and owner-released animals. Our purpose is to promote safe neighborhoods for people and their pets.

Contact Animal Care & Control Staff

Chapter 90: Animal Control City Ordinances

Featured Adoptable Pets 

Adoptable animals and stray pets are posted on Police-2-Citizen.

Always Remember

  • Spay/neuter your pet.
  • Pets are not allowed to run at large.
  • All pets must be tagged.
  • Vaccinate your pets.

Did You Know?

  • that 95 percent of all pets that do not wear an I.D. tag do not go home
  • that 95 percent of all pets that wear an I.D. tag do end up getting home


Anything other than what is listed will be considered on a case-by-case basis, requiring supervisor approval.

Emergency calls responded to 24 hours a day

The following is a list of animal issues that would qualify for emergency response by an animal control officer:

  • aggressive animals
  • bite cases
  • extreme cruelty cases (if the animal is in peril)
  • injured animal (officer discretion pending injuries)
  • loose livestock
  • sick animals (officer discretion pending illness)
  • wildlife inside a residence (not in yard or garage, unless extreme circumstances)

Non-Emergency calls responded to during business hours

The following is a list of calls that we will not be able to respond to after hours:

  • deceased animals
  • loose animals
  • loose wildlife outside residence
  • lost or Found animals