Animal Control Services

To report stray or loose animals or any other non-emergency incident, call non-emergency dispatch at 817-478-5416. This call may be answered as if you had dialed 9-1-1. Please do not hang up.  

The City currently uses a contracted Animal Control Officer (ACO), who is available to respond on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Animal calls will be taken at any time. However, patrol officers are limited in the type of assistance they can offer. 

The City of Kennedale does not have an animal shelter. Please do not bring stray animals to the Police Department, as we do not have the facilities to house them. All animals impounded by the City are taken to:

Fort Worth Animal Care and Control Facility
4900 Martin Street (Map)
Fort Worth, TX 76119
817-392-3737

Fees must be paid at the Kennedale Police Department before an animal can be claimed by its owner from the Fort Worth facility.


Animal Ordinance Amendments

New Regulations for Animal and Pets

The City Council recently broadened residents' ability to keep farm animals within the City limits by revising the existing municipal code regarding animals.  Updates within Ordinance 664 (PDF) include: 

  • farm animals are now allowed on residential properties that are one (1) acre or larger, regardless of zoning;
  • pot-bellied pigs and hens can be kept on lots of any size; and
  • the number of livestock and fowl that may be kept depends on the size of the property.

Ordinance 664 (PDF)

  • Amends Chapter 3 "Animals" of the Code
  • Adopted by City Council on Tuesday, June 20, 2019
  • In effect, but not yet codified (i.e., enforceable, but not yet reflected in the Code of Ordinances)

If you have questions, please call 817-985-2133 or email Community Development.