Do dogs and cats have to be spayed or neutered?
All dogs and cats over four months of age living in Killeen must be spayed or neutered. There are limited exceptions for competition and breeding animals.
Where can I find the city ordinance pertaining to animals?
Please refer to the Animal chapter of our City Code of Ordinances
What is a microchip?
A microchip is a small, electronic chip that is implanted under an animal's skin that transmits an identification number to a scanner. All dogs and cats over four months of age living in Killeen must be microchipped. There are limited exceptions.
How many dogs / cats can I have in Killeen?
There is no limit
Can I have pigs in the city limits?
Is there a rule about rabbits?
The pen must be 50 feet away from all residents except the owners
Can I keep chickens or carrier pigeons in the city? What about turkeys or pheasants?
You can keep fowl within city limits if you can keep the coup or area where they are enclosed at least 100 yards from your property line.
Does my dog have to be on a leash when I take him/her for a walk?
Dogs must be on a leash any time they are outside of a fenced-in yard
My neighbor's dog barks all day / all night long. Is there anything I can do about that?
Call in with the address so an officer can go and talk with the owner. If that does not help the next step is to come in to the shelter and file a written statement on the barking dog's address. You will need to put in your statement the breed and the color of the dog.
What should I do if I find a stray animal?
Call Animal Services, and tell them where the dog is, the color of it and whether you are able to hold the dog for animal control to pick up from your residence. If at all possible, please bring the animal to the shelter.
What exactly is considered animal abuse?
According to city ordinance, Chapter 6, Sec. 6-38 Cruelty to Animals, cruelty consist of, but is not limited to:
What can I do if I have seen someone abuse their animal?
Call Animal Services and give the address where it is taking place and what you saw. If you can, take a picture to document the incident.
What is the rule about stray cats?
If a cat is off the owner’s property it is a stray and can be picked up
Someone's dog bit me. What should I do?
Call Animal Services so a bite report can be started
My dog bit someone. What should I expect to happen?
Call Animal Services so a report can be started
My animal escaped from my back yard. Where can I look for it?
You can look at the link to your right in the "Area Shelters" column for local area rescues and shelters that may have your animal. Some rescues also have links on their websites where you can post a lost (or found) animal.
How can I be sure my animal is returned to me in case it gets away?
Have an ID tag with active phone number, rabies tag and microchip.
My pet has died; how do I dispose of the body?
You can bring the deceased animal to Animal Services and they will incinerate the body for a fee. You will not be able to collect the ashes.
Where do I go to pay a fine for an animal violation?
You have to go to Killeen Municipal Court at 200 E Ave. D
What do I need to do to adopt a pet from the city animal shelter?
You will need a photo ID, utility bill no older than 30 days showing your address and pay the adoption fee as posted at the time.
If you have lost an animal, or want to adopt one, here is a list of local area animal rescues and shelters that may have the animal you are looking for:
Animal Control Adoptable Pets
Pet Adoption Center
Fort Hood Area
Forever Homes Rescue