If I want to report an animal-related issue, can I stay anonymous?

Yes, you can, but we would rather you include your name and phone number so we may contact you if more information is needed. We never divulge your information.

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1. Who do I call if I want to report an animal attack/bite/vicious animal?
2. Who do I call if I want to report a stray, dead, or barking dog issue during or after regular business hours?
3. Where can I find an updated copy of the Odessa City Ordinance?
4. How can I get rid of stray/unwanted cats at my house?

Two options:

  1. Contact 432-335-5744 and report the issue. Feral cats are all over Odessa and these are low-priority calls and traps may not be available.
  2. You can purchase your trap and you will have to monitor it. If you catch a feral cat, you can take it to the Shelter during business hours 10 am - 4 pm Tuesday – Saturday. Traps cannot be set in inclement weather or during weekends or holidays.
5. How many dogs/cats can I legally keep at my residence?
6. How often does my dog/cat/ferret need to receive the rabies vaccine?
7. Will an Animal Control Officer come out and inspect my home/property to ensure my pets are within the City ordinance?
8. If I live in the county (red or white street signs) and have an animal issue, who do I contact?

If you live in Ector County, you need to contact the Ector County Sheriff’s Office at 432-335-3050.

9. If I want to report an animal-related issue, can I stay anonymous?
10. If Animal Control picks up a stray animal and I want it, how can I adopt it?