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Changes due to coronavirus (COVID-19)

Regarding COVID-19, the Animal Shelter is open normal hours and still offering all services. Citizens must wear a mask for entry and maintain social distancing while in the facility.  Our adoption partner Concho Valley PAWS is conducting interviews by appointment only.  For more information on adopting a shelter pet including how to schedule an adoption interview, check out  


The City of San Angelo Animal Services division exists to prevent the spread of disease from animals to humans, enforce local and state laws and increase the number of animals that leave the animal shelter alive. If you’ve been bitten by an animal, then please call 325-657-4224 (or after hours 325-657-4315) to report the incident. To report a suspected animal violation, please complete this form or call 325-657-4224

In April 2016, the City adopted a no kill initiative with the goal of decreasing the number of animals euthanized. A community is defined as no kill if 90% or greater of animals leave the municipal shelter alive. We made improvements under this plan increasing the live release rate from 33% in fiscal year 2015 to 47% in fiscal year 2018.

To fully realize the no kill initiative, the City needed more resources.

In April 2019, the City adopted the American Pets Alive! model to increase our live release rate. Under this programming, we met our goal in fiscal year 2019 of 61% of animals released alive. With the community’s continued support, we will reach our goal of 90% of animals released alive by fiscal year 2021.

Lost and found

If you have lost a pet:

  • Call your microchip company to verify your contact information is current. If you microchipped through the city, contact 24PetWatch at 866-597-2424
  • Post a picture/description on the local lost and found website
  • Post a flyer at the city shelter
  • Post an ad in the San Angelo Standard-Times

If you have found a pet:

  • Post a picture/description on the local lost and found website
  • Scan for microchip at a veterinarian or animal shelter
  • Consider enrolling in our Good Samaritan program to temporarily house the pet after receiving shelter vaccines


Adopt, Foster and Support

Pet Adoptions

Adoption fees include the cost of the spay/neuter, rabies vaccine, microchipping and City registration.

View the pets available for adoption by clicking here.


You can start the adoption process by printing and filling out an adoption application at

Finding her way home... (A story from the Animal Shelter) 

In late 2019, dog lover Courtney Kiser contacted us to see if her dog, Lakin, a black and white border collie, had shown up at the San Angelo Animal Shelter. Ms. Kiser’s dog was a member of the family and a much loved pet. Lakin had even participated in her humans’ engagement story by helping Mr. Kiser present his now-wife with an engagement ring. They were heartbroken that she’d somehow escaped their yard.

Unfortunately, her dog was not in residence at the shelter, but we encouraged her to post a picture on the local lost and found website We also asked if Lakin was microchipped and luckily she was! City staff encouraged Ms. Kiser to contact the microchip company to let them know the dog was missing and make sure they had her current contact information. Sometimes, pet owners move or change phone numbers over the life of the pet, so it’s a good idea to check with your microchip company regularly to confirm they have accurate data. The San Angelo Animal Shelter can assist you with this as can any vet clinic in San Angelo.

Months went by with no word on Lakin’s whereabouts. But one day in mid-January, the Kiser’s got a hit! Lakin arrived at the San Angelo Animal Shelter a few minutes before 5 p.m. after a citizen found her wandering at Twin Buttes Reservoir. We first scanned her for a microchip, as we do with every animal that arrives at the shelter, and got the good news. We then contacted Ms. Kiser immediately, who was soon in tears with the happy news. Ms. Kiser rushed to the animal shelter before closing time and these pictures tell the story best of the happy reunion.


We thank responsible pet parents like the Kisers and encourage everyone to microchip their pets now. It’s of course required for residents of San Angelo and is offered for $13 at the San Angelo Animal Shelter Monday-Friday 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Morgan Chegwidden is the Assistant Director of Neighborhood and Family Services for the City of San Angelo. Contact her at (325) 657-4224 or

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