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Animal Control Frequently Asked Questions
If I have an animal emergency after hours, where do I call?
Do I need a permit to sell animals (dogs, cats) in a public place?
If I adopt an animal, do I need to have it spayed or neutered?
What can I do if I have a problem with stray cats or wildlife like a skunk?
How long will my dog or cat be held if it gets impounded by Animal Control?
Can I call the Animal Shelter to check if my dog or cat was impounded?
What can I do if I have an animal noise complaint?
As a resident within the city limits of Big Spring, how many pets can I have?
What should I do if I have a problem involving bees, insects, or rodents?
I live outside the city limits. What are the regulations for animals/pets in Howard County?
What is the procedure for adopting an animal?
What do I need to bring with me to adopt an animal?
Can I bury my dog/cat within the city limits?
Adopting From the Shelter
Animal Disposition Statistics
Animal and Pet Care Resources
Animal Noise and Nuisance Complaints
Animal Rescue and Adoption Committee
Animal Shelter Volunteers