Non Emergency Animal Services

  • Barking dogs
  • Dead animals on streets that are not a traffic hazard, small dead animals, in streets (not main thoroughfares), or dead animals in streets in either early/late hours of the day or during time of light or no traffic
  • Loose dogs with mange, foaming at the mouth, emaciated, tick infested or any other condition that is not life threatening
  • Loose pit bulls (they are treated like other dogs)
  • Owned animals that are in their own yards in need of food, water, shelter, or veterinary care
  • Owned animals that are sick or injured (these are the responsibility of the owner)
  • Sightings of skunks or other nocturnal animals out at night
Note: Police officers and sheriff's deputies respond to general nuisance calls after hours. Calls that are considered non-emergency will not be responded to by the on-call Animal Control Officer at night or on the weekend. The on-call Animal Services Officer will determine which calls, if any, need to be referred to the Animal Control office the next business day.

Animal Services follows these policies to avoid being out on a non-emergency call when an emergency call comes in and not being available to handle the emergency when needed.

All animals that are picked up at large are taken to the Big Spring Animal Shelter. They are held there for 3-5 days, after which they are either adopted or humanely euthanized by injection.