12951 Bandera Road
Helotes, TX 78023
8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
(210) 695.2123 (Fax)
All dogs and cats over 4 months of age must be registered (Pay Online) and vaccinated against rabies regularly within the City of Helotes. All animals must be kept under restraint (leash) at all times, and each animal must wear identification. Dangerous animals must be confined within a building or secure enclosure. Female animals in heat shall be confined so as to not have contact with another animal, except for controlled breeding. Animal owners shall ensure that feces deposited by an animal on public sidewalks, recreational areas, or private property is immediately removed. Violations of animal control ordinances are punishable by a fine of up to $500.00 for each violation / day.
Animal Control Officers impound unrestrained animals, and impound fees escalate with each impoundment. Impounded animals are kenneled at the De Zavala - Shavano Veterinary Clinic, a no-kill facility located near the intersection of Lockhill-Selma and Loop 1604. The Clinic is located at 4458 Lockhill Selma Road, Shavano Park, TX 78249, and its telephone number is (210) 699.3939. Animals may also be impounded at the Helotes Humane Society and/or the San Antonio Humane Society.
Please submit a Request (Sign in Anonymously) to the Department if you have any questions or concerns.