How can I adopt an animal from Animal Control?

In order to adopt an animal you must present a valid Driver’s License and a current utility bill: either water, gas or electric. The address on the Driver’s License must match the address on the utility bill.


  • $51 for an adult cat or dog
  • $35 for kitten or puppy


Animals must have their rabies shots within 48 hours of adoption and be spayed or neutered within a given time frame.

For More Information

For more information visit the Odessa Police Department Animal Shelter page.

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