Injured Animals

If the injured animal is lost, call 3-1-1 to make a report. If the injured animal has an owner:

  • Animal owners are responsible for taking the animal to a veterinarian.

  • Austin Animal Center cannot provide veterinary care for owned animals.

View a list of emergency veterinary clinics in Austin.

Lost Animals

Dogs and livestock in Austin and Travis County are required by law to be safely contained on the owner’s property at all times. When off of the owner’s property, dogs must be kept on leash, except when a dog is in a designated leash-free area. Tethering a dog is prohibited within the City of Austin by City Code Section 3-4-2.