Animal Control FAQs

What happened to the Ingleside Animal Control Shelter on Tiner Avenue?

The Ingleside Animal Control Shelter was badly damaged during Hurricane Harvey and is no longer safe.  Ingleside Animal Control is now operating out of the Aransas Pass Animal Control facility, but is still under the jurisdiction of the Ingleside Police Department.

Who should I call for Animal Control services?

If you are an Ingleside resident who wishes to report a problem to Animal Control, you should call Ingleside Animal Control through the Ingleside Police Department at 361-776-2531.

If you are an Ingleside resident who wishes to reclaim your pet who has been found by Animal Control, you should call the Aransas Pass Animal Control facility through the Aransas Pass Police Department at 361-758-5224 for an appointment.

If you are an Ingleside resident who is interested in adopting a pet, you should call the Aransas Pass Animal Control facility through the Aransas Pass Police Department at 361-758-5224 for an appointment.

Why have the adoption and impound fees changed?

While Ingleside Animal Control is being allowed to share the Aransas Pass Animal Control facility, the fee schedule will be those of Aransas Pass Animal Control.  Adoptions are $23.  Impoundment fees are $10 for the first day and $8 for each additional day.  If an owner wants to claim ownership of a dog they will have to contact the Aransas Pass Police Department at 361-758-5224 to schedule an appointment.  There will be a $20 fee for non-spayed animals and a $10 fee for spayed dogs to receive a chip.

If my dog was sleeping on my front porch, why did Animal Control pick my dog up?

If your Animal is not restrained on your property by fence, kennel or trolley system in a manner preventing it from leaving your property of its own free will, it is by law considered Running At Large and is subject to being impounded and may be picked up by Animal Control.

Why must my animal be quarantined if it has had its
rabies shots?

Rabies vaccination, although state required, is an immune enhancing vaccine and merely raises an animals immune system from contracting the disease, but does not guarantee the animal can not contract rabies.  Therefore Texas law requires that all cats and dogs involved in a bite or a scratch be quarantined from the date and time of the incident.

Why does it cost so much to reclaim my animal from
the shelter?

The fees involved in the reclaiming of an animal offsets the cost of care and feed for the animals.  Also, State Law requires that if any animal is not current on its rabies vaccination, all animals must be current on rabies vaccination prior to being released.  To reclaim your pet, call the Aransas Pass Animal Control facility at 361-758-5224 for an appointment.

Who do I call about a dead animal in my neighborhood?

The City of Ingleside Animal Control is dispatched by the Ingleside Police Department at 361-776-2531.

Does the City of Ingleside require a license for dogs
and cats?

Yes.  You can call Ingleside City Hall 361-776-2517 for current fee amounts.

Does the City of Ingleside have a limit on the number of animals a person can own?

Yes, the limit is six pets as stated in the Municipal Code, Sec. 14-53, Keeping of More Than Six Pets.  The keeping on any premises in the city of any pets in any number exceeding six in aggregate is prohibited unless the pens, stalls or other enclosure facilities for keeping the same shall be so located that pets cannot come within 100 feet of any dwelling or business building, owned, used or maintained by any person other than the keeper, or 500 feet of any food service establishment or food processing establishment, regardless of ownership or occupancy of such establishments.

What can I do about a neighbor that lets their animals run loose?

Report these incidents to Animal Control through the Ingleside Police Department at 361-776-2531.

My dog is vaccinated for rabies.  Can my dog run loose?

No.  By City Ordinance, dogs must be confined to the owners property at all times or when out walking must be restrained by a leash that is controlled by a person of strength to control the animal.

Can I vaccinate my animal for rabies myself?

No.  By State Law, animals must be vaccinated for rabies by a licensed veterinarian once a year, every year, from the time the animal is three months of age. Rabies vaccination given by any other means is not recognized as being current or valid.

Does the 7-in-1 shot cover rabies?

No.  The 7-in-1 shot does not cover the Rabies Vaccine.  It covers Distemper, Hepatitis, Leptospirosis, Parvo, Corona, Parainfluenza, and Adenovirus for dogs.  For cats, shots cover Feline leukemia, Feline distemper and Respiratory viruses.  You can contact your veterinarian for more information.