Animal Services

Services Provided

  • Adoption services
  • Care for sick or injured animals
  • Investigate animal bites
  • Investigate animal cruelty
  • Offer microchipping
  • Pick up stray animals
  • Promote animal retention
  • Provide education
  • Reunite owners with lost animals
  • Take in owner surrenders

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Adoptions Information

Come find your newest family member today! Persons wishing to adopt an animal are required to present a government-issued photo identification (ID) card or water bill. You do not need to be a resident of Killeen to adopt, but you must present a verifiable ID and address. The following fees apply to adoptions:

  • Microchip fee (all animals): $15
  • Adoptions $40

A contract agreement must also be signed requiring the adopting person to have the animal vaccinated against rabies and have unsterilized animals spayed or neutered in compliance with city ordinance.

To Report Urgent Issues

Do not email! Please call and speak to an officer. In case of emergency, dial 911. Animal inflicted injuries: dial 911 or transport the victim to the nearest medical facility.

Animal Ordinance

Chapter 6 of the City's Code of Ordinances contains regulations about all types of animals in Killeen.

Get Help from Animal Services

Barking dogs and stray animals can be very disruptive to a neighborhood. Animal Services can help with a number of animal problems including barking dogs, animal rescues, animal cruelty, stray cats and dog bites.


Wildlife is a natural occurrence, even within city limits. You will often find them in your backyard, under your car, in your outside trash; however, Animal Services does not pick up wild animals unless they are inside your home or vehicle, sick, injured, deceased or have bitten or scratched a person or animal.


As the city is expanding to the south into uninhabited regions where the coyote lives, occasional coyote sightings will happen. Animal Services does not interfere with wildlife unless they are ill, dead or have injured a human or animal. View more information on coyotes.

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