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
*CCACS is closed to the public the last Thursday of every month for maintenance and cleaning of kennels and shelter.
Animal Care Services Services
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.
The City of Corpus Christi Animal Care Ordinances are listed under Chapter 6, of the Municipal Code of Ordinances. The ordinance has eight articles.
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 dogs impact the quality of life in our neighborhoods and are a common problem for many municipalities.
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.
City of Corpus Christi Animal Care Services is seeking dedicated and long term volunteers.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Mike Gillis, Program Director
Mr. Mike Gillis is a seasoned Program Director with significant experience managing multi-million-dollar programs in the private and government sectors. He served 20 years in the Marine Corps, where some of his duties included Utilities Branch Manager, Emergency Maintenance Manager, Director of Housing, and Assistant Director of the Drug and Alcohol Treatment Center. Following retirement from the Marine Corps, his experience includes Director of Operations of a social service agency providing services to developmentally disabled adults, Senior Director Operations at numerous defense organizations, and most recently Operations Manager of the Austin Animal Center. His responsibilities there included overseeing all aspects of animal care operations, including movement of animals through the facility, feeding, cleaning, care as well as animal enrichment, exercise and behavior support, manage the daily operations of 41,00sqft facility with 187 cat kennels, complete veterinary unit with two full surgical suites, and 7 dog kennels (320 dog capacity) on a 15-acre compound. Mr. Gillis has earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology/Sociology, a Master of Arts degree in Organizational Management, and a Master of Science degree in Computer Information Systems.