Animal Services


The Animal Services Unit supervises animal control activities within the city. It responds to all animal bite cases, dead animals, and abused animal complaints. We also provide the following services:

  • Animal establishment inspections
  • Dog kennel inspections
  • Handle animal control calls

The City of Galveston’s Animal Services Unit is now under the direction of the Galveston Police Department.

After Hour Calls

Animal services officers can only be called out after hours or on weekends for the following reasons:

  • Animal bites
  • Dead animal in right of way (blocking traffic)
  • Police assistance
  • Vicious dog (not dogs running loose)

Contact Information

The City of Galveston will pick up animals in Jamaica Beach if requested through the Jamaica Beach Police Department. You can reach them by calling 409-737-1800.

A member of the general public can file charges on an individual for violation of City Code.


View ordinances pertaining to animal control services.

  1. Animal Services Unit

    Phone: 409-765-3702

    8 AM - 5 PM, Daily
    Officers will respond to reports of injured animals after hours.