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Animal Services Hosts a Unique Visitor

April 1, 2016 

Garland Animal Services Lead Officer Jose Martinez recently commended Animal Services Offers Trent Miller and Brandon Williams for their response to a stray "pony" seen running at large in Garland.

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Homemade Holiday Pet Treats

November 25, 2015 

When preparing your family’s holiday menu this year, don’t forget your furry friend! Garland Animal Services recommends two homemade recipes that are sure to pass your pet’s taste test.

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10th Annual Dog-a-Poolooza

July 31, 2015 

Furry friends are invited for a swim at the 10th Annual Dog-A-Poolooza on Saturday, Aug. 15, at Holford Pool. Cost is $5 per dog (rabies tag or certificate required), and $1 per human. Enjoy unleashed swimming, pet services and supplies, adoptions and more.

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Clear the Shelters Day - Aug. 15

July 24, 2015 

Attention animal lovers! The City of Garland will participate in Clear the Shelters Day from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 15. All pet adoption fees will be waived during this time! Adoptions will be held at the Garland Animal Shelter and Pet Adoption Center.

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City Employee Recognized for Excellence in Neighborhood Service

April 24, 2015 

<p>On April 21,&nbsp;Mayor Douglas Athas awarded Reinaldo Zavala with the Excellence in Neighborhood Service Award as an excellent representative of the City of Garland. Zavala's friendly customer service and volunteerism have enhanced the Animal Services Department's ability to engage Garland residents.</p>

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Pet Adoption Center Offers Extended Hours

January 21, 2015 

The Pet Adoption Center located at 813 Main St. is now open Saturdays! In an effort to find homes for as many animals as possible, the Pet Adoption Center has extended its work hours to include Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m

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Trap - Neuter - Return

October 13, 2014 

Garland Animal Services has partnered with Garland Pawsibilities and The Texas Coalition for Animal Protection to start a Pilot TNR program that will help manage and stabilize the feral cat population in the City of Garland.

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Garland Launches Feral Cat Program

October 10, 2014 
The City of Garland Animal Services Department, in partnership with Garland Pawsibilities, is launching a trap-neuter-return (TNR) program designed to humanely reduce the feral cat population in Garland.
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April Special

April 2, 2014 
Hop in to our shelter to register your pet. Get your sterilized (fixed) pet registered for $1 on Wednesdays in April!
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Low-Cost Rabies Clinic

January 23, 2013 
Garland Animal Services will offer low-cost rabies vaccinations, registrations, microchipping and DHHP/FVRCP on Saturday, March 2 from 2 to 4 p.m. This event will take place at our shelter 600 Tower St.
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January Sale

January 1, 2013 
Donate a linen and get a cat or kitten 50% off. Please consider helping our shelter by donating your old blankets or towels. The warmth of a blanket can warm a sheltered pet's cold nose. All adoptions include spay/neuter, rabies vaccination and city registration.



October Events

October 2, 2012 
Visit our shelter and adopt a cat for a low-cost of $20. If you don't have time for a pet in your family, you can help sponsor one for $20. You can rock & roll yourself to the shelter to spin the record. Spin for discounts towards your cat or dog adoptions. Don't miss our rabies clinic this month.
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August Special

August 1, 2012 
We are offering Free Registration for spayed or neutered Pit Bulls and Kaufman County Animal Awareness Project is offering a low cost fee of $20 to spay or neuter your Pit Bull.
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Low-Cost Pet Registration

July 27, 2012 

Garland Animal Services will be offering low-cost rabies vaccinations, registrations, microchipping and DHHP/FVRCP on Saturday, July 28 from 2 to 4 p.m. This event will take place at the Garland Animal Shelter 600 Tower St.

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Low-Cost Registration

March 5, 2012 
Garland Animal Services will be offering low-cost rabies vaccinations, registrations, microchipping and DHHP/FVRCP on Saturday, April 28 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. This event will take place at our shelter 600 Tower St.
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Great News!

October 7, 2011 
We are now offering Heartworm Preventative Medicine to "adopted" animals only. This is a six-month supply for $20.
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Fencing Requirement for Pit Bull Dogs

August 1, 2011 
Garland, Texas – May 24, 2010 -- Garland Animal Services is preparing to enforce new fencing requirements for pit bull dogs or pit bull crossbreeds. Pit bull dogs or crossbreeds thereof have been responsible for the most dog bites since statistics have been kept (2004). Additionally, 27% of the dogs caught while running at large are pit bull dogs.
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Fencing Requirement for Pit Bull Dogs

May 24, 2010 
Garland, Texas – May 24, 2010 -- Garland Animal Services is preparing to enforce new fencing requirements for pit bull dogs or pit bull crossbreeds. Pit bull dogs or crossbreeds thereof have been responsible for the most dog bites since statistics have been kept (2004). Additionally, 27% of the dogs caught while running at large are pit bull dogs. In response to this growing public safety problem, Garland Animal Services has developed an ordinance based directive that requires owners of pit bull dogs to maintain the animals within a six foot fence.

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