Animal Care & Control

The Chuck & Brenda Silcox Animal Care & Adoption Center has resumed full operations including adoptions, stray intakes and owner surrenders.

Out of precaution, Fort Worth Animal Care & Control (FWACC) is requesting residents who must surrender their pets to consider alternative options:

  • Rehome their pet through friends and family networks.

  • Ensure that the animal is current on all vaccinations and has received the vaccinations at least 14 days prior to the date of surrender.

  • Vaccinate and hold  the animal during its initial 14-day vaccination period to allow the animal to develop immunity prior to surrender. If needed, vaccinations, health screening and other assistance will be provided to the owner by FWACC staff. 

Over the next few weeks, all FWACC facilities will continue to follow best-practice isolation and care protocols, which include frequent health assessments by the veterinarian and clinical staff.

It is important that all residents work with their private veterinarians to stay up-to-date on their pets’ vaccinations. Vaccination is the first line of defense to prevent outbreaks of contagious diseases. FWACC partners provide low-cost vaccination services. Visit the Animal Welfare page for a full list of free/low-cost resources.  



Helping residents stay safe through pet education and services. Programs work to reduce the stray pet population, minimize the threat of diseases and prevent injuries caused by animals. Committed to providing compassionate care for all pets, adoption and fostering programs.

These programs work to reduce the number of unwanted stray animals in the city, minimize the threat of such as rabies and prevent injuries caused by animals. Learn more about the history of Animal Care & Control. Read more »



Main Adoption Centers

Hours of Operation:
Drop-offs & Intakes only:
Monday-Sunday: 11 a.m.–5 p.m.

All other services including adoptions, reclaims and rescues:
Monday-Sunday: Noon–6 p.m.

 Chuck & Brenda Silcox
Animal Care & Adoption Center

4900 Martin St.
Fort Worth, TX 76119


North Animal Campus

351 Hillshire Dr.
Fort Worth, TX 76052


Learn about Bissell Pet Foundation 

 PetSmart Charities Adoption Centers

Hours of Operation:
Monday-Saturday: 9 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Sunday: 10 a.m.–6 p.m.
Closed on Thanksgiving and Christmas Day.

Hulen PetSmart

4800 SW Loop 820
Fort Worth, TX 76109


Alliance PetSmart

2901 Texas Sage Trail
Fort Worth, TX 76177



Learn about PetSmart Charities 


Monthly ACC Report


The monthly Code Report includes Animal Care & Control code reports and additional public service code reports.

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Ordinance Review

Code Compliance periodically reviews animal ordinances and policies for current applicability, consistency with state statutes and opportunities to improve voluntary compliance, alternative dispute resolution and other similar benefits.

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Task Force

The Animal Task Force, an independent body of experts, was created to review the operations and adherence of procedures and laws for the Fort Worth Animal Shelter.

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Assistant Director:
Chris McAllister

Customer Service

The call center is open 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday, and 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays. 

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