Animal Welfare & Rescue


Animal Welfare and Rescue Officers perform a variety of duties for the residents of New Braunfels, including:

  • Investigating animal cruelty cases and dog bites
  • Inspecting local animal shops and grooming parlors
  • Providing sanitary shelter for lost and stray animals
  • Implementing and enforcing the animal licensing program
  • Providing Veterinary Medical care as required
  • Promoting the rabies vaccination program
  • Promoting responsible pet stewardship

Door Hangars: If our office needs to reach a homeowner who isn't home, they may leave a door hangar. 

Please contact Animal Services at 830-608-2183 or email

Quick Links


  1. Pet Registration
  2. Feral Cats
  3. Barking Dogs
  4. Backyard Chickens
  5. Hot Cars
  6. Links

Pet Registration

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?

  • Use this 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.


  1. New Braunfels Humane Society
  2. Animal Services Advisory Board

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.

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