On January 31, 2017, the Beaumont City Council approved a major overhaul of the City’s Animal Services ordinance. Some of the changes the City Council approved are as follows:

  • The number of dogs and/or cats citizens can own has been increased to eight (8) per household. Residents who want to own more than eight (8) dogs and/or cats would have to apply for a permit from the City.


  • Citizens will no longer be allowed to let their pets ride unsecured in an unenclosed vehicle (for example, in a pickup truck bed).


  • Citizens will not be allowed to own venomous snakes within the City limits.


  • The City now offers microchipping for citizens who are interested in the service.


  • The adoption fee for dogs has increased to $120 and the adoption fee for cats has increased to $90. However, this fee now includes a spay or neuter, a rabies vaccination, and other vaccinations that an animal may require.


The City would like to thank the Animal Care Advisory Committee for their hard work and dedication in helping to get this new ordinance passed.

For a list of animals that the shelter has to adopt, follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/beaumontanimalservices/


Contact: Matthew Fortenberry

1884 Pine St.

Beaumont, Texas 77703

(409) 838-3304