Animal Welfare & Rescue
Information on the ordinance approved by City Council prohibiting the feeding of wildlife within the city limits.
If you are hosting an event and would like to have animals such as circus, petting zoo, or other types of animal exhibits please complete this application.
For non-emergency complaints regarding Animal Welfare & Rescue, including barking dogs, unrestrained animals, and injured/deceased wildlife.
Animal Welfare & Rescue Officers
Animal Welfare & Rescue Officers perform a variety of duties for the citizens of New Braunfels, including:
- Investigate welfare cases and dog bites
- Inspect local animal shops and grooming parlors
- Providing sanitary shelter for lost and stray animals
- Implementing and enforcing the pet registration program
- Providing Veterinary Medical care as needed
- Promoting the rabies vaccination within the city
- Promoting responsible pet stewardship
What is the benefit of registering my pet?
- A found pet can be reunited more quickly with its owners.
- Your registration shows your pet has been vaccinated for rabies.
- Your lost pet gets longer care time if they are taken to the Animal Shelter.
Who needs to register?
- If you reside in the city limits of New Braunfels.
- If your dog or cat is older than 4 months and has received their rabies vaccine.
How do I register my pet?
- CLICK HERE and complete the online registration form and submit the form from your phone, tablet, or other electronic devices.
- Attach a current rabies certificate and picture for each pet you are registering.
- There is no fee for registration at this time, but registration is required per City Ordinance.
When the outside temperature is 85 degrees Fahrenheit or more for any period of time no animal should be left in the car. Report such violations to New Braunfels Animal Control: (830) 608-2183
If you are having trouble with barking dogs follow the below steps:
New Braunfels Humane Society
While they are not funded by the city, the county, or any national humane organizations, the Humane Society of New Braunfels, a 501c3 non-profit, contracts with the City of New Braunfels and Comal County to house stray animals brought in by their Animal Control Divisions.
Animal Services Advisory Board
The Animal Services Advisory Board was established to, among other things, advise and make recommendations to the city council pertaining to animals and animal control ordinance. The board shall further advise the city council, through the city manager, on any aspect of animal care services which in the board's opinion merits the attention of the city.