Animal Services Implements Temporary Changes at Shelter Due to COVID-19
By Office of Communications
Posted on March 16, 2020, March 16, 2020

Arlington Animal Services Center

Arlington Animal Services wants to assure the public that it will continue to provide a high level of care for animals at the City’s shelter and work to help pets find their forever homes during the coronavirus outbreak.

However, the City is implementing the following temporary policies and procedures that are designed to protect public health and reduce the spread of COVID-19 in our community, as recommended by local, state and federal health authorities.


  • Animal Services staff will respond to emergency calls only until further notice. This includes calls regarding animal bites to human, aggressive animals and sick or injured animals. For questions or information, please call 817-575-8127.



  • Stray animals will be taken in at the shelter on a case by case only.
  • Individuals will not be allowed inside of shelter.
  • Transfers of animals will be handled outside of the building in the open air.
  • Owner-surrendered animals will not be accepted at this time.
  • Owners who are requesting euthanasia for their pet will be encouraged to visit a private veterinarian instead.


  • Pets that have an existing surgery appointment will be handled as usual through the Moritz Wellness Clinic.

Click here for Arlington Animal Services Center hours and location.

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