Kingsville aims to clear animal shelter

Contact Information
  • Mailing: P.O. Box 1458 Kingsville, TX 78364
  • Physical: 3415 N. FM 1355 Kingsville, TX 78363
  • Business: 361-592-3324
  • Fax: 361-592-7621

Health Department Hours of Operation

8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Animal Shelter Hours of Operation

9:30 A.M. – 11:30 P.M.
1:00 P.M. – 4:30 P.M.

First Saturday of the month: 10:00 A.M. – 2:00 P.M.
For adoptions and rescues only, no intake on Saturdays



For animal control issues on weekends, please contact the Kingsville Police Department (361-592-4311) or the Kleberg County Sheriff’s Office (361-595-8500).

The Animal Control & Care Center will be open for adoptions and rescues (no intakes) on the first Saturday of the month, and closed other Saturdays, and on Sundays


Any dog or cat may be adopted from the animal shelter if its owner has not claimed it within three days after its impoundment. All adoptions are on a first-come-first-serve basis.

Dogs                                                     $25.00

Cats                                                      $20.00

Plus a $20.00 refundable vaccination deposit fee

(Fee will be reimbursed if proof of the vaccination is presented to the office within 10 days of adoption)
It is a state law that any animal adopted from an animal shelter must be spayed or neutered. Individuals will be given appropriate time to sterilize their pet, if pet is not sterilized within time allocated; a citation will be submitted to Municipal Court for legal action.


Stray animals are picked up on a daily basis in response to citizens’ complaints and on routine patrol. These animals are impounded at the animal shelter located at 3415 N FM 1355.

Charge for impoundment is as follows:

1st Occurrence                               $25.00

Plus a daily boarding fee of $6.00

2nd Occurrence                             $50.00

Plus a daily boarding fee of $6.00

3rd Occurrence                              $75.00

Plus a daily boarding fee of $6.00

  • Within a year period.

(Fee will be reimbursed if proof of the vaccination is presented to the office within 10 days of released)

Benefits for Cats & Dogs to be Spayed/Neutered

The Surgery

“Spaying” is the surgical removal of the ovaries and uterus in a female animal. “Neutering” is the surgical removal of the testicles in a male animal. “Fixing” or “Sterilizing” are other terms for Spaying/Neutering

Good for Your Pet

Spaying or neutering your pet decreases the risk of disease and increases the quality of your pet’s life.

Good for You

Spay or Neutered pets are less likely to bite roam or get into fights. Female cats or dogs in heat can cry incessantly, act nervous, and attract males from all around.

Good for the Community

Spaying/Neutering is a compassionate solution to the over population of dogs and cats which, in turn, will eliminate the need for euthanasia of unwanted animals.

Please also visit our Facebook page for more information on adoptable animals: Kingsville Kleberg Health Department Animal Control & Care Center

Emergency Calls

In addition to providing care for animals, officers also serve the community by ensuring the safety of residents from dangerous or unhealthy animals. You may contact the Kingsville Police Department within the city limits or Kleberg County Sheriff’s Department for any emergency situation.

  • Kingsville Police Department: 361-592-4311
  • Kleberg County Sheriff’s Department: 361-595-8500
  • Texas Parks and Wildlife: 1-800-792-1112

The following situations are considered emergency calls after regular working hours:

  • Animals suspected of rabies
  • Stray injured animals
  • Animal bite cases
  • Traffic hazards
  • Vicious Animals
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