Animal Protection

Points of Contact for Your Area

San Marcos Kyle Buda Hays County
512-805-2655 512-268-8800 512-312-1001 512-393-7896

The City of San Marcos Animal Protection Officers serve the citizens within the city limits of San Marcos, Texas. We provide a variety of services and respond to numerous calls for service throughout the year. Below you will find information regarding the most frequently used services:

San Marcos Animal Protection responds to thousands of calls regarding animals at large, also referred to as stray animals. The City of San Marcos Animal Ordinance requires all dogs to be physically restrained at all times by means of a leash or fence, even while on the homeowner’s property. There is not an ordinance pertaining to cats and physical restraint, however, all responsible pet owners should ensure outdoor cats do not become a nuisance for neighbors. 

All pets in the City of San Marcos are required to have a current rabies tag affixed to a collar and have a registered microchip at all times. The local Animal Shelter also offers microchips to the public for a minimal cost, which serves as the most effective method of identification of your pet.