Animal Services

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Animal Services is dedicated to protecting the pets and pet owners of the City of San Marcos. The animal shelter is both the stray intake and rabies quarantine facility for the entirety of Hays County, and offer a full service animal shelter, adopting out dogs, cats, and other small mammals.

These facilities are coordinated and maintained 365 days per year. An Animal Protection Officer is available 24 hours a day to assist our city's residents. The Animal Services Division provides response calls for service involving stray animals, non-domestic or wild animals, dead or injured animals, animal related bite cases, and cruelty and neglect investigations. 

The Animal Shelter provides volunteer and foster opportunities, adoption and outreach events, food assistance programs, and low-cost microchips. 

Look for Lost Pets


Visit the Adoption Center to look for lost pets on Saturdays!
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