Announcements & Events


***As of Jan. 21st, 2021, please note that the shelter is experiencing severe staffing shortages due to COVID 19. This may cause significant delays in processing adoption applications and/or scheduling meet and greet or adoption appointments. We are doing our best to process apps and get the pets in our care into new homes as soon as possible. We appreciate your patience during this time.***

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. 

  • Cleburne Animal Services is still processing adoptions. 
    • 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.
  • 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:
  • Animal Control Officers will be on duty for high priority calls and emergency calls due to limited staff available.
    • If you have an animal related emergency at any time, 24 hours a day, 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 surrenders are accepted on a case by case basis and by appointment only. Please email Mindy Henry at mindy.henry@cleburne.netto discuss owner surrender needs and availability.
    • Pet owners that need to rehome their pet may consider using a third party service such as Rehome
    • Walk-In owner surrenders will not be accepted.

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

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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