Animal Control


Visit these dogs and other animals at the
City of Mount Vernon Animal Shelter.

Animal Shelter
326 N. Kaufman St.
Mount Vernon, Texas 75457
Cell Phone:
(817) 301-8311
(903) 537-2634

Hours of Operation:
Monday-Thru-Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
After 5:00 p.m. and on weekends call
Sheriff's Office: (903) 537-4539

Shelter personnel conduct the following animal control activities.
Adopt out strays, unwanted and abandoned animals.
Humanely euthanize those animals we are unable to place.
Provide shelter care for all the animals.
Provide clean and sanitized pins and cages daily.
Provide information on pet owner responsibility and pet care.
Maintain accurate records on all animal control activities.
Provide adoption counseling.
Microchip adopted animals.

Field Services.
Patrol throughout the City on a daily basis.
Respond to animal-related emergencies.
Impound dogs at large and rescue animals in distress.
Enforce all animal control laws and investigate reports of animal abuse.
Enforcement of City ordinances and state laws pertaining to animals.
Investigation of cruelty and welfare cases.
Respond to citizen complaints.
Investigation of animal bites/attacks.

Reclaim Fees: $30.00 pickup charge and $5.00 for every day after

Animal Control Officer: Colin Clasby