Welcome to the City of Humble
Animal Control Website

240 Dennis St.
Humble, Texas 77338
Phone: (281) 446-2327

Photos of Animal in Impoundment

 

Mission Statement
To serve and preserve public safety under the guidelines of Animal Control
by enforcing Animal Control policies.

 

Hours of Operation

Animal Shelter hours of operation:
Monday thru Friday – 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
(By Appointment Only)
Phone: (281) 446-2327

For after hours emergency calls & weekend calls contact the City of
Humble Police Department Dispatch Office@(281)446-7127

Patrol Services

For the Atascocita, Huffman, Spring, Audubon Park,
Crosby, Foxwood, or Kenswick areas, please contact
Harris County Animal Control (281) 999-3191.

For the New Caney, Porter areas, please contact
Montgomery County Animal Control (936) 442-7738 or (936) 441-4762.

For the Kingwood area, please contact City of Houston
Animal Control (713) 229-7300

Lost or Found Pets

For the Atascocita, Huffman, Spring, Audubon Park, Crosby, Foxwood, or Kenswick areas, please contact Harris County Animal Control (281)999-3191.
For the New Caney, Porter areas, please contact Montgomery County Animal Control (936) 442-7738.
For the Kingwood area, please contact City of Houston Animal Control
(713) 229-7300.
For the City of Humble (incorporated city limits) – call (281) 446-2327

How to claim your pet!

Once You have determined that your pet is in the City of Humble Animal Shelter, you will need to come by the Public Works Office located at 102 Granberry. You will be required to provide proof of a current rabies vaccination for your pet. You are also required to register your pet with the City of Humble. There will be a variety of fees associated with reclaiming your pet. These fees include impoundment, daily board, pick up fees, registration. Once all fees are paid and appropriate paperwork is signed, you may pick up your pet at the animal shelter located at 240 Dennis St.

Prepare Pets for an Emergency

The City of Humble Animal Control Department recommends that you prepare, practice, and update a disaster plan with your family, and assemble emergency supplies ahead of time.  As a part of an overall plan to protect your family members, the following  recommendations can help reduce the risk of harm to pets and livestock:

  • Maintain a pet emergency kit with sufficient supplies for each pet.  (The following recommended items are typically available at pet supply stores or from your veterinarian).

    • A leash, harness, or pet carrier (large enough for your pet to stand and turn around in), and a muzzle for any dog known to be aggressive or defensive around people or other animals.  Also include a stake and tie-out for each dog.
    • A properly fitting leather or nylon collar with a securely affixed license tag & ID tag (listing your address and phone number).
    • Dogs and cats should wear a collar & tag at all times, whether or not they normally go outdoors, and all animals should have some type of identification.
    • Microchip your pet for permanent identification, and keep your information current with the microchip company and your local animal shelter database.
    • Transportable containers with a least a week’s supply of water and (preferably dry) pet food, and a stable unbreakable water bowl or dispenser and sturdy food bowl or feeder.  Include a manually operated can opener & plastic can lid for canned food.
    • A copy of current veterinary records, including rabies & wellness vaccination certificates, and at least a weeks worth of any needed medicines & supplies – in a waterproof container.  (Proof of current vaccinations my be required by boarding facilities).
    • A pet first aid guide and supplies, including wound cleaning, dressing, and bandaging material.
    • Several recent photographs of your pet kept in a waterproof container (in case your animal gets lost).
  • Start a buddy system with people in your neighborhood who will check on your animals in case you’re away from home during an emergency.  Consider including authorization in your veterinarian’s file for your “buddy” to request emergency veterinary treatment for your animal(s) in your absence.
  • Locate and map kennels, veterinary facilities, or other animal boarding facilities and pet friendly lodging near your home and along primary and alternate evacuation route(s) – in and out of your county.
  • Be prepared to quickly evacuate your home if you become aware of any unreasonable risk of harm that is likely to endanger your neighborhood; don’t wait until the “last minute”.
  • NEVER leave your pet chained outside and , if you evacuate your home, DON’T LEAVE YOUR PETS, you may not be able to return to care for them for an extended period of time.  Structural damage to your home or animal enclosure may enable your pet to escape or permit other animals, pests, or the elements to enter and endanger the pet.
  • Maintain an accessible and secure list of phone numbers & addresses of local organizations that my be able to provide emergency assistance, including your veterinarian, animal control department, humane society, agricultural association, feed store, state/county veterinarian and the American Red Cross.
  • Listen to local emergency broadcast radio stations for information on emergency shelters and holding areas that may be available to temporarily house your pets.

Volunteer Program

The City of Humble Animal Shelter relies on volunteers to help with every day duties at the shelter. Volunteer duties include cleaning, make sure the living conditions for the shelter animals are as comfortable as we can possibly make it for them. Proper nutrition is also essential to maintaining a healthy animal. Volunteers are given thorough instructions on how to properly clean and feed our animals. Exercising involves basic animal care. All animals need daily exercising. There are leashes to use in walking the dogs in our fenced in area at the shelter.

Volunteers are asked to sign up at the City of Humble Public Works Office located at 102 Granberry. Volunteer registration hours are Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. and from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. All registration applications must be approved by the Director of Public Works and/or the Assistant Director of Public Works prior to obtaining “volunteer” status.

Animal Services Staff

Barry K. Brock
Director of Public Works

Mark K. Arnold
Asst. Director of Public Works

Stacy Williams
Superintendent  – Animal Control

Lauren Hartis
Animal Control Officer

Pet Licensing

At age 4 months, animals must obtain a rabies vaccination administered by a licensed veterinarian registered with the state of Texas. All animals that reside in the incorporated city limits of Humble must be registered & vaccinated per Texas Department of State Health Services Sec. 826.031 & Sec.826-021.

You can register your pet at 102 Granberry. Bring your current rabies vaccination certificate and $15.00 to register your pet and receive a registration tag for your pet. Registration tags are valid for one year, however; if your pet is spayed or neutered, you may purchase a lifetime tag which is valid for the lifetime of your pet. Lifetime tags are $15.00. Replacement lifetime tags are $3.00. We accept cash & personal checks only!

Pet Care & Health Codes

Texas Health and Safety Code Sec. 10-67.

Dogs Running at Large

It shall be unlawful for any owner to allow or permit his dog to run at large upon any public or private property within this city.

Texas Health and Safety Code Sec. 7-4

Running at Large

The running at large within the city; of livestock and fowl is hereby prohibited and herein declared to be a nuisance; and anyone owning, controlling or having responsibility for the control of any of the above-named animals who knowingly permits such animals to run at large within the city shall be guilty of a misdemeanor.

Texas Health and Safety Code Sec. 7-1

Definitions

Running at Large means:
(1) When applied to fowl, means not restrained securely within a fence, cage or other enclosure, or by other suitable restraint.
(2) When applied to livestock and dogs, means not under the control of the owner by a leash, chain, cord or other suitable material attached to a collar or harness; or not restrained securely within an enclosure or fence.

Texas Health and Safety Code Sec. 10-68

Destruction of dangerous, vicious dogs

Any dog found at large after the owner thereof has previous knowledge or notice that such dog has engaged in vicious conduct as defined in V.T.C.A., Health and Safety Code § 822.013 may be killed by any police officer of the city without such officer having to catch or impound such dog.

Texas Health and Safety Code Sec. 7-3

When keeping declared to be a nuisance.

The keeping of livestock, fowl, dogs or cats within the city in such manner or under such conditions as to cause the spread of germs liable to produce disease or noxious odors or noise hazardous or dangerous to the public health, or which cause discomfort to the inhabitants of the locality wherein the same are kept, is hereby prohibited and declared to be a nuisance. (Code 1973, § 6-3)

Texas Health and Safety Code Sec. 7-80

Collar, tags must be worn

It shall be unlawful for any person to maintain or keep a dog more than four (4) months of age on any premises within the city unless the dog wears a collar or harness securely attached to its body to which shall be securely attached a tag issued for the dog by a licensed veterinarian, licensed to practice veterinary medicine in the state, showing that the dog has been, within the current calendar year, vaccinated against rabies, and also securely attached to the collar or harness a license tag showing the dog has been licensed by the city Public Works Department.

Texas Health and Safety Code Sec. 7-71

Required

Any owner who shall maintain or keep a dog more than four (4) months of age on any premises within the city which has not been licensed and vaccinated as required by this division shall be guilty of a misdemeanor. (Code 1973, § 6-51)

Pet Tips

How to Prevent dog bites & be a responsible dog owner:
  • Keep your dog in an adequately fenced enclosure which is locked to prevent unauthorized access.
  • Do not keep your dog on a chain.Control your dog with a hand-held leash when away from home.
  • Spay or neuter your dog.  Altering will reduce your dog’s desire to roam, making confinement an easier task.  Unaltered dogs are up to 3 times more likely to bite than dogs that have been spayed or neutered.
  • Properly train and socialize your dog.
  • Don’t play aggressive games (wrestling, tug-of-war, allowing to play-bite a person) with your dog.
  • If you don’t know how your dog will react to a new situation, be cautious.  Never leave your dog unattended with a small child.
  • Ensure that your dog is vaccinated against rabies and properly licensed.

 

Safety tips on how to avoid being bitten include:
  • Never approach an unfamiliar dog.
  • Never run from a dog and scream.
  • Remain motionless when approached by an unfamiliar dog.
  • If knocked over by a dog, roll into a ball and lie still.Never permit a child to play with a dog without adult supervision.
  • Do not disturb a dog that is sleeping, eating, or caring for puppies.
  • Do not pet a dog without allowing it to see and sniff your first.

Contact Us

Animal Shelter hours of operation:
Monday thru Friday – 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
(By Appointment Only)
Phone: (281) 446-2327

For after hours emergency calls & weekend calls contact the City of
Humble Police Department Dispatch Office@(281)446-7127