About Animal Control

The City of Abernathy does enforce Texas rabies vaccination requirements. It is unlawful for an owner or person in control of an animal to fail to keep the animal under restraint in a securely enclosed or confined area and in a manner that will isolate the animal from the public and other animals, except for animals owned or under the control of the owner.

Reminders

Please ensure your pet has a collar with a current rabies vaccination tag and your contact information.  This will aid the City in reuniting you with your pet.

The City of Abernathy has Animal Control Ordinances in place to ensure that both animals and citizens are protected. To view the City of Abernathy Ordinances that pertain to Animal Control, please visit www.ecode360.com/40130531.

Denial or Revocation of Registration

An Animal Control Officer may deny or revoke registration for an animal owned by a person who has been convicted of the following within any twelve (12) month period, or had the same animal impounded three (3) or more times within any twelve (12) month period:

Adoption Fees (as of 12/02/2022)

Neuter
Male Dog (by weight) 6 months or older
Small – under 25 lbs.
$160
Medium – 25-50 lbs.
$165
Large – over 50 lbs.
$175
Male Cat 4 months or older
$130 *Male Cat MUST stay overnight for observation
Spay
Female Dog (by weight) 6 months or older
Small – under 25 lbs.
$185
Medium – 25-50 lbs.
$210
Large – over 50 lbs.
$240 *Female dogs in heat will have a higher fee.
Female Cat 4 months or older
$185 *Female Cat MUST stay overnight for observation. Female cats in heat will have a higher fee.
City Registration License Tag
$5
Rabies Vaccination
$21

All spaying, neutering, and vaccines performed by Hill Veterinary Services.

Animal Control Request Form

For dangerous dog bites, please dial 9-1-1 OR (806) 296-2724 for Hale County and (806) 775-1601 for Lubbock County.
Owner Known?(Required)
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