Animal Protection handles dangerous and vicious dogs in Travis County. Call 9-1-1 if a dog seems dangerous and is threatening.
If you suspect a dog is dangerous or if a dog kills or severely injures a pet or person, you can seek a vicious or dangerous dog designation. You must submit a signed bite affidavit to Animal Protection.
Owners of registered dangerous dogs are ordered by court to restrain the dog at all times in an enclosure or by someone who can restrain it. Owners must also buy $100,000 of liability insurance. Registered dangerous dogs should wear large tags stating they are dangerous. If these animals attack again, they could be put to sleep.
Dangerous / Vicious Dog Lists
The information about dangerous dogs in Austin is updated regularly but may not contain all current information. The City of Austin and APD do not authorize secondary dissemination of this information, and neither shall be responsible for any errors or omissions produced by secondary dissemination of the information.