Brenham Animal Services

Brenham Animal Control

Holiday Closures: We will be closed for the following:
Martin Luther King Jr. Day - Monday, January 21, 2019.

Hours: Saturday, Sunday & Monday - Closed
Tuesday - Friday: 9am - 5pm

Download: Ordinance for Animals and Fowl

The City of Brenham Animal Services Department operates the new, state-of-the-art, Brenham Pet Adoption Center. We are responsible for Animal Control services for the City of Brenham and are under the direction of the Brenham Police Department. The Brenham Pet Adoption Center houses only dogs and cats that are available for adoption or are in holding, waiting to go into the adoption program.

The staff of the Brenham Animal Services Department consists of:

The Animal Services Supervisor Allison Harper
Animal Control Officers 2
Full Time Animal Shelter Assistant 1
Part Time Animal Shelter Assistants 2
Volunteers Numerous

After hours, call Washington County Dispatch at 979-277-7373.
Animal Control Officers are on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year for after-hours call outs for animal bites, stray animals that have been contained, injured animals that are still alive, and assisting with animals in a vehicle where the driver is placed under arrest or has been involved in an accident.


The mission of the City of Brenham Animal Services Department is to provide temporary housing for animals waiting for adoption into their forever homes, and to provide Animal Control Services to the City of Brenham.

Animal Control

The City of Brenham Animal Control Department is responsible for protecting the health and safety of the citizens and their pets that reside in the city limits.

Animal Control officers are available to respond to calls for service Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. They may respond to calls after 5 p.m. and on weekends and holidays for emergencies only; those emergencies consist of an animal bite, picking up injured animals that are still alive and assisting with animals in a vehicle where the driver is placed under arrest or has been involved in an accident.

Animal Control Officers provide a variety of services to the citizens of Brenham including:

  • Picking up stray/at large animals
  • Answering calls concerning suspected abuse or cruelty to animals
  • Animal Bites
  • Injured animals
  • Livestock issues
  • Trapping wild/feral animals
  • Assisting in after hour emergency calls

Rabies Prevention

One of the primary missions of Animal Control is rabies prevention. Brenham Animal Control has a dedicated staff of Officers whose main focus is investigating animal bite cases. Every animal bite or scratch should be reported for the safety of the victim. The victim should seek medical attention from a family doctor, or emergency room. These animal bites can be reported 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

State law requires that all domestic animals over the age of four months be vaccinated for rabies. The City requires all animals to be vaccinated and licensed on an annual basis. Licenses are available through the Brenham Humane Services and the local veterinary clinics.