Animal Control

The Animal Control Section consists of one certified animal control officer who is responsible for responding to all incoming calls of lost, stray, vicious, and injured animals. He is responsible for patroling the City and enforcing ordinances and state laws relating to animal control. The Animal Control Officer also participates in the community by providing animal safety seminars to children at schools throughout the City.

While most calls are for domestic animals, there also are calls for animals of a more exotic nature that live in the area. The ravine is home to animals such as deer, skunks, fox, raccoons, snakes, and possums. The animal control officer has also responded to calls for cows, horses, pigs, and turkeys.

Each year, thousands of lost animals are taken in by shelters and many animals never make it back home to their owners. Micro-chipping offers a pet owner the only permanent method of identifying their pet and linking them back to the owner. Animal Control, shelters, and veterinary clinics are all equipped with a micro-chip scanner that shows the chip’s identification number. Remember, our goal is to help return each pet to its home.

If you have lost your pet, or would like more information about the micro-chipping program,  or to report an animal, or need more information on animal control, please contact Albert Lopez, Animal Control, Woodway Public Safety Department at 254-772-4470.


Albert Lopez
Animal Control Officer

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