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The mission of Corpus Christi Animal Care Services & Vector Control is to promote responsible pet ownership, prevent the spread of animal-borne diseases and protect the public by seizing stray public nuisance animals. CCACS strives to provide a temporary shelter for stray, unwanted or homeless animals, and to maintain a vigorous relocation program to include health screening, vaccinations and spay or neutering. All activities shall be in compliance with state, federal and local laws and regulations and performed by a humane and professional staff.

CCACS follows the city mosquito management plan in an attempt to reduce the chances of a vector-borne disease from developing and spreading to the citizens of our city.


Location and Hours

For Animal Care Services

Address:                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    2626 Holly Road
Corpus Christi, TX 78415
(Same for Mailing)

Office Hours for Pet
Registrations & Trap Rental*

Monday - Saturday, 8 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Adoption & Kennel
Viewing for Lost Pets*

Monday - Saturday, 1 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Side gate Drop offs*
Monday - Saturday, 1 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.

Phone: (361) 826-4630

Staff: Email Contacts »

For Emergencies, Call CCPD
(361) 886-2600

*CCACS is closed to the public the last Thursday of every month for maintenance and cleaning of kennels and shelter.

Animal Care Services Services

Adopt a Pet

Corpus Christi Animal Care Services aims to help adoptable animals find loving homes. Find animals that are available for adoption and learn about the adoption process.

Animal Care Ordinances

The City of Corpus Christi Animal Care Ordinances are listed under Chapter 6, of the Municipal Code of Ordinances. The ordinance has eight articles.

Animal Rescue and Stray Animals

Injured animals are a high priority response for Animal Control Officers. A sick or injured stray animal should be reported to the Customer Call Center between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. at (361) 826-2489.

Barking Dog(s) Complaints

Barking dogs impact the quality of life in our neighborhoods and are a common problem for many municipalities.

CCACS Open Records Request

As a member of the general public, you have the right to access certain Animal Care Services records by making a request under the Texas Public Information Act.                        

CCACS Volunteer Program

City of Corpus Christi Animal Care Services is seeking dedicated and long term volunteers.

Coyote Information

Animal Care Services receives many calls regarding public safety. While we know that there is great concern about wildlife attacking people, the risk is very low.

Lost Pets

No one wants to experience the terrible feeling of losing a treasured pet. Learn about what you can do if you have lost a pet or if you have found someone else's pet.               

Mosquito Spraying (Vector Control)

Corpus Christi Vector Control will continue spraying for adult mosquitos.

Spray routes are determined after checking mosquitos traps and those areas with the highest concentration of mosq

Pay Pet Licenses

Pet Licenses are required in the City of Corpus Christi. Licenses protect your pet from being impounded if your pet is picked up by Animal Care Services.

Pet Immunizations

Animal Care Services hosts a mobile clinic which provides low-cost vaccinations each month, excluding holidays. CCACS no longer runs a public spay/neuter clinic to the general public.

Rabies Information

CCACS will pick up privately owned or city-owned traps if they contain known rabies carriers, such as bats, skunks, raccoons, bobcats, foxes, or coyotes. (Opossums are not rabies carriers.)        

Report an Animal Bite

If an animal is an immediate threat to someone's safety, please call 911. Any animal that scratches or bites a human or another animal must be reported to Animal Care Services.              

Report Animal Neglect and Abuse

Our pets and other animals rely on us to take care of them and provide them with needed veterinary services, food water, and shelter. If you witness animal neglect or cruelty, report it to CCACS.

Report Dangerous Dogs

If you suspect a dog is dangerous and it has met the guidelines required by Texas law, an investigation may be conducted to determine if the dog is a Dangerous Dog.

Request Animal Body Removal

Animal Care Services no longer handles requests to remove a dead animal. This is now performed through the Solid Waste Department. Our Customer Call Center receives these requests. 

Surrender Your Pet

Making the decision to give up your pet can be a difficult one. We encourage you to exhaust all possible avenues of rehoming your pet before bringing a pet to Animal Care Services.

Wild Animal Traps

Residents can rent wild animal traps from Animal Care Services, free of charge. Learn about trap rental rules, owning private traps, baiting traps and setting up traps.

Animal Care Code of Ordinances

Chapter 6 of the Municipal Code of Ordinances contains eight articles.

Animal Care Ordinances

Commander Hollis D. Bowers

Commander Hollis D. Bowers

Commander Hollis D. Bowers is a 19 year veteran of the Corpus Christi Police Department. He served 8 years in patrol and as a Field Training Officer. October 2007 Bowers was promoted to Lieutenant working as a patrol supervisor, then 2 years as the Gang Unit supervisor. He was promoted to Captain in November 2010, serving as Patrol Captain, Uniform Executive Officer, Emergency Operations Captain, Criminal Investigations Executive Officer, and Internal Affairs Captain.  With the October 2018 promotion to the rank of Police Commander, Bowers assumes responsibility for Animal Care Services and the Code Enforcement Division. 

Commander Bowers is a Veteran of the United States Army whom earned his Officer Commission in October 1991. He received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Political Science from Howard Payne University in 1994. Bowers is a member of the 57th Police Academy, Graduate of the 253rd Session of the FBI National Academy, and a Graduate of the 77th Session of the LEMIT Leadership Command College. He is also a Master Peace Officer License holder through TCOLE and Certified TCOLE Instructor.