The City of White Settlement Animal Shelter has a big job - to assure that pets and people live together in safety and harmony - and that ALL pets receive proper care and housing. As such, animal control officers are in action every day, handling many routine as well as emergency situations with pets and wild animals.
Petco Adoption Day Event
The White Settlement Animal Control Shelter was at Petco this past Saturday October 8th for an adoption day event. It was a great turnout! 8 dogs and 1 cat were adopted!
The dog park was donated by Buzz Fence in October of 2010. It is open to the public and has plenty of water for the dogs.
The City of White Settlement is accepting interns to work in their Animal Shelter. They are in need of people who want to share their time and patience to ensure that the animals are receiving the best of care while in the shelter.
If interested, please contact Karen Anisman at email@example.com or 817-257-5004.
Question: What to do if you find a stray dog?
Most stray dogs that you find do have owners. If they are not in danger leave them alone and they will find their own way home.
It is best not to approach a stray dog because you do not know if the dog is friendly or not. Even if the dog seems friendly, if it feels threatened or it is scared it might bite you.
Do not chase a stray dog! You may think you are doing what is best by trying to catch the dog however you may run the dog into traffic or hurt yourself. It also makes it harder for Animal Control to catch because the dog will now associate strange people with chasing him and will run.
If a dog looks like it has been on the street for a long time, it probably has. This is the perfect reason to leave the dog alone and call Animal Control. Some stray dogs have mange which causes hair loss and can be contagious to humans. We have also learned that most stray dogs will have fleas or ticks which carry diseases that can be harmful to humans as well as other animals.
It is best not to take stray animals into your home with your pets or children. You do not know if that animal is healthy or has something that can be passed to your animals or children. Animal Control has the ability to quarantine an animal for 72 hours to make sure the stray animal is healthy. Animal Control can also get the animal medical attention if the animal does become ill.
It is always best when you find or see a stray animal, dog or cat to call Animal Control to come and pick them up. They have the proper equipment to handle these situations that are safest for the animals and the public.
Please contact the White Settlement Animal Shelter and Control Monday thru Friday 9am to 8pm and Saturday 9am to 6pm at:
Do you have some spare time?
Like to work with animals?
How about volunteering at
the Animal Shelter!
Animal Control authorities operate shelters and adoption programs to protect and find homes for many unwanted animals. If you are interested in adopting an animal, please call 817-246-1043 or come in for information.
Spaying and Neutering
Animal Control makes sure that animals are spayed and neutered to prevent the birth of unwanted litters. Spaying and neutering pets is a big part of being a responsible pet owner. Unwanted and uncontrolled animals threaten and bite people. They spread disease, destroy property, cause accidents and suffer from neglect - as well as produce millions of unwanted young across the nation. Animal Control authorities have to make some hard decisions each day about unclaimed pets.
many pets are euthanized each year.
Hundreds of thousands of pets are vaccinated and registered by pet owners, area veterinarians and your Animal Control Services. Dogs and cats are required to be vaccinated for rabies. As this is done, veterinarians issue a rabies identification tag which should immediately be put on your pet's collar. An identifying microchip can also be injected painlessly under a pet's fur. It serves as a backup identification method, since it can be read with a special scanner even if your pet loses its collar and tag.
If pets are found by Animal Control officers, tag numbers or microchip numbers are immediately checked in our computer to reunite lost pets with their owners. Pets can't tell authorities where they live - and tags serve as your pet's free phone call home. This is the most important thing you can do for your pet.
If you've lost a pet - post signs, talk to mail carriers and children in the neighborhood, and check the animal shelter.
What else do Animal Control Officers do?
Animal Control officers
enforce ordinances such as leash laws, vaccination requirements and
registration of many types of non-domestic animals. They investigate
nuisance situations and assure humane treatment of animals.