Animal Control

Staffing

The City of DeSoto employs two full-time and one part-time animal control officers who are responsible for patrolling the city and answering all animal-related complaints. During Daylight Savings Time, animal control officers run split shift so they can be available between the hours of 8 a.m. and 10 p.m.

Complaints

Contact the Action Center at 972.274.CITY for animal-related complaints or if you wish to speak with an animal control officer.

Animal Shelter

When animals are picked up by animal control, they are taken to the Tri-City Animal Shelter.


Things to Know

Chapter Two of the City of DeSoto Code of Ordinances addresses Animal Control issues. Dogs that are impounded in DeSoto are required to be microchipped.

 
Animal Control staff standing by their truck