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Animal Services
Animal Services is responsible for the enforcement of the City's animal control ordinances and the Texas Health and Safety Code, which pertains to the control, care and regulation of animals. Primary functions are to safeguard the public's health and safety and to ensure responsible supervision and humane treatment for all animals within our jurisdiction.

For Animal Control in Bastrop County Call: (512) 549-5160
The City of Bastrop Animal Services Department transports all stray cats and lost dogs to the Bastrop County Animal Shelter located at 589 Coolwater Drive, Bastrop, Texas.

Visit for shelter hours and information.

We will make appointments to reclaim a pet.
City of Bastrop Animal Services
Office: (512) 332-8607
Bastrop County Animal Shelter
589 Coolwater Drive
Bastrop, TX 78602
Telephone: (512) 549-5160
Fax: (512) 303-6491
Email Bastrop County Animal Shelter
City of Bastrop Ordinance:
(Ordinance 2008 - 10)

Beginning April 1, 2008 all dogs being kept inside the City must have an animal license.

Click Here for Animal Registration Form

Please print, fill in and submit to:
Animal Services / City of Bastrop Police Dept.
104 Grady Tuck Lane, Bastrop, Texas.
You must bring the items requested on the form with your registration fee.
  • Chaining or tethering of dogs is prohibited unless the owner remains in visual proximity of the animal at all times.
  • All Outdoor enclosures used as primary living area for dogs must have at least 100 square feet of living space for each dog six (6) months of age or older.
  • Enclosures used to keep (4) or more dogs must be kept at least 50 feet away from your neighbor's residence.
  • A person may not keep an animal inside a vehicle in a manner in which the animal's health or life is endangered by high temperature, low temperature, or inadequate ventilation.
  • A person may not transport an animal in an open bed of a vehicle unless the animal is located in a properly vented enclosure or properly secured to prevent the animal from falling or jumping out or otherwise being injured.
  • Prohibits dogs from being left outdoors during times of extreme weather conditions.  Below 32 degrees Fahrenheit or when a heat advisory has been issued by a local or state authority, or when a hurricane, tropical storm, or tornado warning has been issued.
All animal ordinances are enforced through the courts and are subject to fines up to $500 for each offense.
Stop the Violence Against Animals!
Cruelty to animals is a very serious matter that should not be taken lightly. Pets are innocent creatures, and cases involving cruelty to them are prosecuted to the full extent of the law. A conviction for animal cruelty can result in a prison sentence. Please help us prevent the problem by reporting any suspected acts of animal cruelty to the police department.

If you witness or believe an animal to be a victim of animal cruelty and/or neglect, please contact the Animal Services Office at 332-8600, or simply call 911 if the animal is in immediate danger.

For more information regarding these recently adopted ordinance, or any other animal control question please contact the City of Bastrop Animal Control at 332-8600.


The Mission of the City of Bastrop is to continuously strive to provide innovative and proactive services that enhance our authentic way of life to achieve our vision.