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About Animal Control

Animal Control is a division of the Little Elm Police Department. During regular business hours, call (972) 377-1898 for matters related to this service. Leave a message if no answer, officers will respond as soon as possible.

If you have an animal control issue during non-business hours and holidays, call the Denton County Sheriffs Office at (940) 349-1600 or (972) 434-5500.

During non-business hours and holidays, animal control officers will respond to emergencies and animal bites only.

Other Services

Stray Pets

Animals picked up by Little Elm Animal Control are housed at the Animal Shelter
1605 Mark Tree
Little Elm, TX 75068

Contact the shelter to visit and view adoptable pets. 

Reporting Deceased Animals

Deceased animals on the roadway can be reported by calling (972) 377-1898.

Animal Traps

Live animal traps are available from Animal Control. There is not a cost to use a trap; however there is a $60 refundable deposit. Please call to check availability.

Lost or Found Animal
If your pet is missing or if you have located an animal that is not yours, please complete a lost or found report. Once this form is submitted, animal control is notified during normal business hours.

Lost Pet
If you are reporting your pet as lost and animal control locates it, you will be contacted based on the information you submit on the form, so please be as accurate and complete as possible.

Found Pet
If you are reporting a found animal and would like animal control to pick it up please call (972) 377-1898 and leave a message.

If you would like to hold onto the animal until the owners are found, please fill out the form. The information you provide will be given to the owners to contact you.

You must contact Animal Control about found animals and file a report as soon as possible. It is not legal to assume ownership without notifying animal control, enabling the owner the opportunity to reclaim their pet.

Contact Us
Animal Control
1605 Mark Tree
Little Elm, TX 75068

Ph: (972) 377-1898

Monday - Thursday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
9:00 - 4:30
8:00 am - 12:00 pm 

After Hours / Non-emergency

Ph: (940) 349-1600 or (972) 434-5500