Announcements & Events


It's time to Clear the Shelters!

Clear the Shelters is going to work a little differently this year because of COVID requirements. 

If you are wanting to adopt a pet during Clear the Shelters,
read on to find out everything you need to know and do:

  • Go to our website to view our available pets. All of our available pets are posted on this page and it is updated in real time so the info is always current.

  • Submit an application. Make sure you answer all the questions. Incomplete apps will not be processed.
  • Within 24 hours, you will receive an email from us to confirm your intent to adopt and schedule an adoption appointment.
  • Apps are processed on a first come, first served basis. If there is a pet you have your heart set on, adopt them NOW!
  • Apps for Clear the Shelter will be accepted beginning Saturday, Aug. 22nd. If you submit an app prior to that date, regular adoption fees will apply and the pet will need to be scheduled to be picked up no later than Aug. 22nd.
  • All adoption fees are waived from Aug. 24th - Aug. 29th. You will need valid picture ID when you come to process the adoption.
  •  We will sanitize the lobby between appointments but masks are required when you come to process the adoption.We can provide a mask if you do not have one. Please practice social distancing while you are at the Shelter.
  • We will NOT be doing any walk-in adoptions. The kennel area is still closed to the public.
  • PetSense at 1301 W Henderson in Cleburne will also have cats & kittens available for adoption with no adoption fee. The application process still applies.

Help us find all the pets great new homes!!!


For the safety of our Animal Services staff and the public they serve, Cleburne Animal Services is implementing the following changes/procedures in order to minimize exposure to COVID-19:

The animal shelter is currently closed to the public. 

  • Owners wishing to reclaim pets must make an appointment.
    • Appointments can be made by calling 817-556-8895, via email:, or via Facebook Messenger.
    • Lost pets impounded at the shelter can be seen here:
    • Pets available for adoption can be seen here: We are processing adoptions by appointment only. Please visit the link to view our current adoption process.
  • Animal Control Officers will be on duty for priority calls only and we have limited staff available.
    • If you have an animal related emergency at any time, please call 817-645-0972.
    • What is an emergency/high priority call? 
      • Animal Bite Complaints
      • Loose aggressive animal or dangerous animal
        • This does not mean a loose dog that "looks mean". This means an animal that is displaying aggressive behavior:
          • Growling or showing teeth
          • Advancing, lunging, or charging while growling and/or barking with hackles raised
          • Chasing or attempting to bite
          • Raised hackles, tail tucked or "flagging" (not wagging!), ears back or alert
        • Do not attempt to pet, chase, catch, or run from an animal that is displaying these behaviors
        • Injured or sick stray animals
        • Cruelty/Neglect Complaints
        • Animals unattended in vehicles. (If you see an animal locked in a vehicle and in DISTRESS - call 911!)
  • Non-Emergency calls, requests for service, or incidents should still be reported to CAS. You can do so by calling 817-556-8895. Please leave a message if no one is available to answer your call. You can also email your concern to
  • Trapping and removal of wildlife/feral cats is suspended. Residents needing assistance with wildlife will need to contact a private wildlife removal company
  • Barking dog and other nuisance complaints will be handled via telephone and email as much as possible. 
  • Non-Emergency owner surrender is accepted on a case by case basis and an appointment must be made.

For updates and announcements, please visit our website at or check our Facebook page

Introducing our Pet of the Week...

Meet Pinkerton!


This fella is a ~6 year old Domestic Shorthair that would really love a new home. Pinkerton is friendly and lovable and would make an excellent companion! You can meet this sweet cat at PetSense in Cleburne, located at 1301 W Henderson. Stop by and say hello and see if he is the one for you! Pinkerton's adoption fee is waived!

Submit your application to make an appointment to meet this wonderful cat!

Adoption fee is WAIVED and includes spay or neuter, all vaccinations, microchip, 30 days of flea/tick, 30 days of heartworm prevention, and 30 days of pet health insurance. All pets at CAS require an adoption application. Find more information about our adoption process and fill out an application HERE.

Effective November 2nd, 2019 - Saturday shelter hours are changing!

On Saturdays, the shelter will be open to visitors by appointment only between the hours of 12pm - 4pm. We realize this may be an inconvenience but this is for the safety and security of the pets and shelter staff. Cleburne Animal Services will still have an ACO available for field services on Saturdays and citizens with stray pets or those looking for a lost pet may still come to the shelter without an appointment. Please be aware that the shelter may be closed during these times for off-site adoption events so it is always advised to call ahead. Please check our Facebook page for important updates, closures, events, and other information. As always, pets that are available for adoption can be viewed on our Adoptions page 24/7. Owners looking for lost pets can check our Lost Pets page 24/7 as well. These pages are updated in real time and have the most current animal information available. Thank you for your understanding!

Thank you to the following businesses and individuals for your donation to our mobile adoption trailer fund:

Cleburne Dental Care

Theresa Whisenhunt

Elizabeth Specht

We truly appreciate your support! Check out our donor page - coming soon!

Upcoming Events for 2020

Come visit us  for one of our adoption events or educational activities!

  • Low Cost Spay Neuter Transport - Every other Tuesday of every month. Drop off at 7 a.m. at Cleburne Animal Shelter. Call Spay Neuter Network (972-472-3500) or visit their website to make an appointment -
  • Low Cost Vaccine Clinic - July 20th, Sept. 14th, Oct. 19th, Nov. 16th - 10am - 12pm at Cleburne Animal Shelter, 2375 Service Dr. NO APPT NEEDED! Pets must be in carriers or on a secure leash. No retractable leashes please.
  • Adoption Event - Feb. 15th, 2020 from 10am - 2pm at Tractor Supply, 1615A W Henderson, Cleburne, TX 76033
  • Adoption Event - Feb. 22nd, 2020 from 11am - 2pm at Booker T. Washington, 100 Mansfield Rd., Cleburne, TX 76033
  • Adoption Event - Mar. 14th, 2020 from 9am - 4pm, Mansfield Pickle Parade, Mansfield, TX
  • Adoption Event - TBA
  • Advisory Board Meeting - TBA
  • Adoption Event - CLEAR the SHELTER 2020 - AUGUST 29, 2020