Frequently Asked Questions

  • Does the City of Cleburne require my pet to be licensed?
    • No. We do not require pets to be licensed with the city. However, city ordinance states that your pet must wear a current rabies tag. Rabies vaccinations are required by local and State law. (91.025(B) & Ch. 826, Sub. Ch. C 826.021 Texas Health & Safety Code)
  • Where can I see a list of available pets for adoption?
    • We encourage potential adopters to come and visit pets in person but all of our currently available pets can be seen on our Petango page or the Adoptions page of this website.
  • What are the fees and requirements for adopting a pet from Cleburne Animal Shelter?
    • Our regular adoption fee is $75 and includes spay/neuter, all vaccinations, microchip, and more. For more information about our adoption policies, please click HERE.
  • If an animal is impounded as a stray, how long is the animal held before becoming available for adoption or other disposition?
    • We hold all stray animals a minimum of three days, not including the day of impound, before a disposition is made. If a stray animal comes in with ID (rabies tag, ID tag, microchip, etc.), the animal is held for 10 days. Once contact with an owner is made, the owner has 3 days to reclaim the animal. After the hold period is complete, if the animal has not been reclaimed, ownership is divested and the animal is the legal property of Cleburne Animal Services. Please see §91.036 for more information.
  • Is there a fee to surrender owned animals to Cleburne Animal Services?
    • No, there is no fee to surrender an animal. We do ask for a minimum $25 donation to our Happy Tails Fund.
  • I need to rehome my pet. Will you take owner surrenders?
    • Cleburne Animal Services will accept owner surrenders from citizens that reside within the city limits of Cleburne. Non-Emergency owner surrenders are accepted on a case by case basis and by appointment only. To discuss owner surrender options or if you need an appointment to surrender, please email acunit@cleburne.net.. 
    • Owners may also consider using a third party rehoming website such as Rehome
  • Is there a fee to bring stray or abandoned animals to Cleburne Animal Services?
    • No, we do not charge a fee for public drop off of stray pets.
  • I found or have a pet outside city limits that I need to surrender. Can I bring the animal to the Cleburne Animal Shelter?
    • No. Cleburne Animal Services is a municipal agency so we cannot take animals or serve residents outside the city limits. For services in your area, please contact your town, city, or county agency where you reside. 
  • Is Cleburne Animal Services a "No Kill" shelter?
    • No, we are not. CAS works very hard to place adoptable pets in loving homes or with reputable rescues but we are an open intake, municipal facility and due to the large volume of pets we receive, "no kill" status is unattainable at this time. To our knowledge, Operation Kindness in Carrollton and ASPCA in Dallas are the only no kill facilities in the North Texas area.
  • Where is the nearest low cost spay/neuter clinic?
    • TCAP in Burleson is the nearest low cost spay/neuter clinic. The Shelter also has low cost spay/neuter transports every other Wednesday. These tranports are through Spay Neuter Network. PetSense and Tractor Supply have low cost vaccination and preventative care on weekends. Please check with them for details.

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