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FAQs about Animal Services

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  • Where are you located?

  • What are the hours of operation at the Galveston County Animal Resource Center?

  • What hours do the Animal Control Officers work?

  • What if I have an animal emergency after hours?

  • What does it cost to adopt a dog or cat? What services are included for that fee?

  • What do I need to adopt a pet?

  • Do I have to have the pet I adopted sterilized?

  • Do I have to register and license my pet?

  • Do you ship animals out of state?

  • Have your pets been checked by a veterinarian?

  • Does the Animal Resource Center provide refunds if the pet I adopted does not work out for me or becomes ill?

  • Are your pets housebroken?

  • What should I do if my dog or cat bites someone?

  • What happens after I file a bite report?

  • What animals carry rabies?