Animal Control

Mission Statement


Promote responsible pet ownership through education and enforcement of the City of San Benito Animal Control Ordinance.

Primary Responsibilities


  • Bite incident investigations take priority over all other responsibilities. 
  • Animal Control Officers are also responsible for patrolling on a daily basis in an effort to address animals running at large and remove dead animal carcasses.

Rabies Clinic


Coordinate multiple Rabies Clinics throughout the year to educate and foster responsible pet ownership. Low cost vaccinations will be offered at Fire Station No. 1 at 1201 S. Sam Houston, San Benito, TX. Contact the Animal Control Division for dates.

Animal cruelty cases are investigated by the San Benito Police Department, they can be reached at 956-361-3880.