BAC provides comprehensive animal control services for the city of Beaumont. Our state-certified animal control officers patrol the city to eliminate nuisances and threats to the public resulting from animals running at large or kept in unsafe conditions, and to ensure the well-being of our city’s companion animals.
- Animal Bites
Animal Care is responsible for the investigation of all animal bites within the City of Beaumont. To report an animal bite or a dangerous animal, you can contact us 24-hours-a-day by dialing 311.
Animal Carcass Removal
If there is a deceased animal on your property that you would like removed, it must be double-bagged and placed on the curb for removal. To schedule a pick-up, call 311. To report an animal that has been killed and is impeding traffic, call 311 or use the 311 Mobile App found here.
Animal Cruelty or Neglect
Our animal control officers are state-certified in animal cruelty investigation, and we take all reports of animal neglect and cruelty seriously. To report suspected animal cruelty or neglect, call 311. Further information is provided on this page, under the tab “Cruelty & Neglect”.
Animal Noise Complaints
Barking dogs and other animal noises impact the quality of life in our neighborhoods and are a common problem for any municipality. The City of Beaumont has implemented the following procedures to assist residents in resolving this common issue:
- First incidence: We recommend that you try to resolve the issue by speaking with the owner of the offending dog. Often this is all that’s needed to bring the problem to a close.
- Second incidence: You can call 311 and make a complaint. An animal care officer will come to the reported address during normal working hours and speak to the animal owner.
- Third incidence: Complete our Animal Complaint Affidavit and mail or deliver it to the address listed on the form.
Animal Trap Rental
There is a $40 refundable deposit for trap rental, and a non-refundable $5 fee.
Traps are available on a first-come, first-served basis. To be placed on the waiting list for trap rental, click here. You will be notified when a trap comes available.
If you live within the limit of the City of Beaumont, and you wish to keep more than four dogs or cats in any combination, over four months old, you must apply and be approved for a kennel license. There is a $200, nonrefundable application fee. For more information, call Beaumont Animal Care.
To report an animal that is roaming at large, call 311. We recommend that you do not feed or approach a stray animal, and report it as soon as possible.
Adoption Fee (Dogs)
(includes spay or neuter and vaccinations)
$120 Adoption Fee (Cats)
(includes spay or neuter and vaccinations)
$90 Reclaim Fee $45 per occurrence Rabies Vaccination $15 Health Vaccination $15 Surrender Fee (Dogs) $20 Surrender Fee (Cats) $15 Boarding Fee $15 per day Dead Animal Removal
$20 for one animal
($5 per animal in excess of one)
Kennel Permit $50 per year Microchipping Fee $25 per animal
- Lost Pets
Citizens who have lost a pet can contact the Animal Care Unit by phone, or contact us by e-mail to inquire if their pet has been located by one of the Animal Care Officers. In order to keep your animal safe, we encourage the following:
- Always keep an identification tag on your pet, with the pet’s name and a valid phone number to call if they are found.
- Ask your vet about micro-chipping.
- Keep a good, current photo of your pet in case it goes missing
- Do not assume your pet will come home on its own – report your lost pet immediately
If you have found an animal and would like it to be picked up, call 311. Found animals or other surrenders can be brought to the shelter during our business hours.
If you would prefer to keep the pet in your home and search for the owner, we recommend that you bring the animal in to have it scanned for a microchip and fill out a found pet report.
- Companion animals are an important part of our lives and our community. Unfortunately, we routinely encounter animals that have been abused, neglected, or abandoned. We rely on the public to help us protect these animals. Please be on the lookout for these signs of animal abuse, and do not hesitate to call us if you suspect that an animal is suffering or living in harmful conditions. If you suspect an animal is suffering, we suggest you read this list of warning signs.Animal neglect comprises the vast majority of cruelty cases to which animal control officers respond and can take on many forms:
- Hoarding: A person who keeps far more animals than they can properly care for is a hoarder.
- Lack of veterinary care: Untreated wounds are a red flag that demand immediate attention; emaciation, scabs, and hair loss can also be a sign of untreated, underlying diseases.
- Inadequate shelter: Especially in extreme heat or cold temperatures, lack of shelter can be deadly to pets.
- Excessive tethering: Chained dogs who are tethered continuously suffer tremendously, both from social isolation and exposure to predators and the elements.
- Abandonment: A startling number of animals die every year when people move out of their residences and simply leave the animals behind. Sometimes, an abandoned dog’s barking or cat’s howling can alert the neighbors, but it’s wise to keep an eye on a recently vacated home, especially if the former residents moved suddenly.
- Direct violence: It can be very upsetting to see someone beating or physically attacking an animal, but it’s important not to turn away. Especially when violence is concerned, it’s crucial to involve law enforcement, because violence toward animals is often part of a larger pattern of violence that includes people as well. Time is of the essence—don’t delay. Call the authorities immediately.
How many pets am I able to own?
Households can own eight (8) dogs and/or cats. If you want more than eight (8) animals, you have to get a permit from the City (ordinance 4.01.010).
Does the City have a leash law?
Yes, but only for dogs. A dog outside of a secure enclosure and off of its owner’s property, without a leash will be considered “at-large” (ordinance 4.03.001).
Are there any specific requirements related to leashes?
Yes, a leash must be five (5) times the length of the dog, or 10 feet long (ordinance 4.02.001).
Are rabies vaccinations required?
Yes, every dog, cat, or ferret four (4) months of age or older is required by law to have a current, 3 year rabies vaccination (ordinance 4.04.003)
What should I do if I get bit by an animal?Please report all animal bites to the Animal Care Division by calling 311.
Selling Animals in Public
Are animals allows to be sold in public places?
No. By law, animals cannot be sold or traded on any road, street, public sidewalk, commercial parking lot, or any flea market (ordinance 4.01.008)
Shelter Holding Periods
My dog/cat ran away. How long will the city hold it if it is picked up by an Animal Care Officer?
The City holds all owned animals for a minimum of five (5) business days (ordinance 4.03.002).
Animals within Motor Vehicles
Can my dog or cat ride in the back of my pickup truck?
Yes, as long as the dog or cat is confined in a manner that prevents it from falling, jumping, or being thrown out of the vehicle (ordinance 4.02.004).
Can I leave my dog or cat in the car while I shop?
No, a person may not keep an animal in a motor vehicle or other enclosed space in which the animal’s health or life is endangered (ordinance 4.02.004)
Is it legal to own snakes within the City limits?Yes, as long as the snakes are not venomous (ordinance 4.06.12).
How much does it cost to adopt an animal from the City?
Adoption fees are set by City ordinance. It costs $120 to adopt a dog and $90 to adopt a cat. This fee includes a spay or neuter, a rabies vaccination, and other vaccinations that an animal may require.
New hours effective Sunday, February 19, 2017.
The Beaumont Animal Care Facility (Animal Shelter) will be open to the public during the following hours:
Sunday & Monday Closed Tuesday – Friday 10:00 am to 5:30 pm Saturday 10:00 am to 2:00 pm