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Staging Department



PET SERVICES

All pet services are provided as a service to the community at a low rate to increase accessibility to our community.  Appointments are not required, but we recommend that community members call in advance to ensure a short wait time, visit our Contact-Us page for full contact information and hours of operations.

We ask that the following be followed by all requesting any of our pet services:
Pets must be in good health
Pets must be a minimum of 3 months old and/or 4lbs
Dogs must be leashed and/or in carriers
Cats must be in carriers

Pet Microchip – $15

Tick & Flea Dip
Small Dogs (5lbs-25lbs) – $8
Medium Dogs (25+lbs-45lbs) – $10
Large Dogs (45+lbs-70lbs) – $12
Extra Large Dogs (70+lbs) – $14

QUARANTINE PROGRAM

The State of Texas, Health and Safety Code requires animal shelters to be inspected annually, annual quarantine inspection for licensed rabies quarantine facilities is performed by the Department of State Health Services Zoonosis Control personnel.

Quarantine is for any mammal that bites or scratches a human and draws blood. Animals/Pet will be under quarantine observation for 10 day following the bite or scratch.

Pets are moved to a clean kennel every morning and are given fresh water as needed. Dogs will be feed once a day during feeding time (10am-12noon) and cats will have food with them all day.

The following are some of the symptoms the Animal Care Tech will be looking for while an animal is under quarantine observation:

  • Pica
  • Fever
  • Seizures
  • Paralysis
  • Hydrophobia
  • Jaw is dropped
  • Inability to swallow
  • Change in tone of bark
  • Muscular lack of coordination
  • Unusual shyness or aggression
  • Excessive excitability
  • Constant irritability/changes in attitude and behavior
  • Paralysis in the mandible and larynx
  • Excessive salivation (hyper salivation), or frothy saliva

If any of the symptoms are found, PVAC will notify owner and victim that the pet is being sent to the Department of Health-bureau of Laboratories in Austin, TX for rabies testing.  If no symptoms are found, the pet will be released on the 11th day to the owner.

ANIMAL BITES
Call 9-1-1 if a person has been attacked, bitten or scratched by a domestic or wild animal and they need emergency care; if emergency care is not required, call your local municipal animal control department, Local Animal Control. All animal bites must be reported to your local municipal animal control department.

FEES
If no symptoms are found, the pet will be released on the 11th day to the owner. The following fees must be paid prior to the release of the pet.

Proof of current rabies vaccine: $10 intake fee and $10 per day fee

Without proof of current rabies vaccine: $35 intake fee and $10 per day fee

VISITATION HOURS
Owner are allowed and encouraged to visit their pet as often as possible, during visitation hours, and will be able to view the pet from outside the quarantine fences. Owners will not be able to have any physical contact with their pet during the quarantine observation period.

Monday – Saturday 11:00 am – 5:45 pm

Sunday 10:00 am – 3:45 pm

Owners are allowed and encouraged to bring the following items to their pet during quarantine observation:

  • Toys
  • Food
  • Blanket
  • Bed
  • Medication
  • Grass-square (sod) – for house trained dogs

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