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Animal Shelter Advisory Committee

About the Regional Animal Shelter in San Marcos

Residents of Hays County are served by a Regional Animal Shelter located in San Marcos. The animal shelter is both the stray intake and rabies quarantine facility for all of Hays County, and is progressive about placing animals for adoption and rescue. Learn more about the shelter on the City of San Marcos website. The main phone number is 512.805.2650.

The Animal Shelter Advisory Committee provides advice involving compliance with state laws that regulates the animal shelter and animal welfare.

View the Draft Report on the Animal Shelter Feasibility Study by Team Shelter USA

Appointment requirements:

1 licensed veterinarian
1 city official
1 person whose duties include the daily operation of an animal shelter
1 representative from an animal welfare organization
1 resident of the city or the city’s extraterritorial jurisdiction
1 person appointed by the City of Kyle
1 person appointed by the City of Buda
1 person appointed by Hays County
*With the exception of the persons appointed by the County, Buda, and Kyle, the committee will be appointed by the city council for staggered terms of three years.

In addition there are nonprofit animal rescue groups throughout Hays County, many of which can be found in phone directories and on the Internet.

For free and/or low-cost spay/neuter and other animal services in Hays County contact:

Pet Prevent A Litter (PALS) of Central Texas

Pet Services/Ayuda para las Mascotas 512.754.PALS (7257)

In addition to spay/neuter services, PALS through its Pet Pantry provides food for pets and keeps them in their homes. The Community Cat program provides assistance and classes for Trap-Neuter-Return-Maintain (TNRM). Humane Education program teaches kindness, pet care and responsibility to children.

Austin Pets Alive Proposal responsive to RFP 2022-P12 Pet Resource Center – Project Coordinator


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