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For citizens that live outside the City limits of the Animal Shelter, contact the Ector County Sheriff’s Office by calling 432-335-3050 for more information on dogs and cats.
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Contact a local pest control company for those type of issues.
Ordinances that pertain to the regulation of animals can be found in Chapter 2 of the City Code.
Within the City limits you are allowed to have a total of 4 pets. For example: 2 dogs and 2 cats, or any combination of dogs or cats not exceeding 4 total.
Please call one of the following numbers:
Yes, you need a permit. It is a violation of City ordinance to sell animals in a public place without a permit.
A permit may be obtained at City Hall in the City Permits and License Department.
All pets adopted from the Odessa Police Animal Shelter will be spayed or neutered per City ordinance unless the animal is too young at the time of adoption and a contract will be administered. Failure to comply will result in a citation.
For any domesticated animal, such as a dog or cat, or wildlife such as skunks or foxes, please contact the Animal Control dispatch:
Cat or wildlife traps are not available to be distributed to the public. Animal Control will not set traps in inclement weather, over weekends, or on holidays.
Dogs and cats that are not wearing a current vaccination for rabies are held for 3 days. Dogs and cats that are currently vaccinated for rabies and are wearing their tags at impoundment are held for 10 calendar days. After the holding period has concluded animals may be placed up for adoption, released to rescue, or humanely euthanized.
No, per policy the shelter can not describe animals over the phone. You are welcome to come into the Animal Shelter as often as you like, during business hours, to look for your pet. For more information on how to contact the Animal Shelter, or to review their business hours, visit the Animal Shelter page.
Notify Animal Control dispatch (inside City limits, call 432-333-3641, and outside City limits in Ector County call 432-335-3050) of the location of the barking dog and an officer will go to that location and speak with the owners of the dog. If the barking continues you can come to the Animal Shelter and pick up a prosecutor referral form.