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Animal Control personnel respond to the following calls:
The Texas Animal Control Association certifies animal Control personnel after completing an Animal Control Training Course given by the Texas Department of Health.
Animal ownership and animal care is regulated at the state level. The law that applies to animals is Vernons Texas Statutes and Codes Annotated Health and Safety Code, Title 10. The City of Lockhart also has a local ordinance that regulates animals within the City limits.
Lockhart Code of Ordinances
City License & Rabies Vaccination Laws
All dogs over 4 months of age that reside within the city limits are required by ordinance to be licensed by the City of Lockhart. A License certificate and tag will be issued to all animals that are current on their rabies vaccination. It is Texas State law that any dog over three months of age is required to have a yearly rabies vaccination administered by a licensed veterinarian. The dog must be currently vaccinated against rabies to obtain a city license and the owner must provide the rabies vaccination certificate to the shelter personnel in order to obtain the license. Licenses can be obtained at the Animal Shelter durring regular buissness hours
Failure to obtain a city license for your dog can result in a fine up to $200.00.
The fees for licensing are as follows:
The animals will be issued a license tag with a number that will be recorded by the Animal Control Department so that if the animal becomes lost, the owner can be located quickly and the animal returned home. Should the animal be impounded, the animal will be held longer before being placed for adoption as well as a reduction in impoundment fees will be given.
Animals Running at Large
The City of Lockhart ordinances prohibit an animal from running at large. This is defined as not completely confined by building, wall, or fence of sufficient strength or construction to restrain the animal except when such animal is either on a leash or held in the hands of the owner or keeper, or under audible control of the owner within the limits of the owner's private property.
Skunks and Other Wild Animals
Most animals can be trapped and traps can be rented from the animal shelter for a $20.00 deposit which is refunded when the trap is returned as per contract. Skunks are difficult to trap and the City has prepared an information handout to assist the property owner with a skunk problem. If the animal is in a confined space, the Animal Control Officer will attempt to catch it and transport it from the property.
City of Lockhart
308 W. San Antonio St.
P.O. Box 239
Lockhart, TX 78644
Phone: (512) 398-3461
Fax: (512) 398-5103
Open Monday - Friday
8:00am - 5:00pm
CONTACT NUMBER BY DEPARTMENT
(512) 398-3461 City Hall
(512) 376-9469 Municipal Court
(512) 398-6452 Public Works
(512) 398-4401 Police Department
(512) 398-2321 Fire Department
(512) 398-3223 Public Library
MAYOR AND CITY COUNCIL MEMBERS
Lew White, Mayor
Angie Gonzales-Sanchez, Mayor Pro-Tem
Brad Westmoreland, Council Member At-Large
Juan Mendoza, Council Member District 1
John Castillo, Council Member District 2
Kara McGregor, Council Member District 3
Jeffry Michelson, Council Member District 4
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