Animal Control

Animal Services


The Town is currently under contract with Brian "The Animal Guy" Hall for animal control services. To report a lost or found animal or to file an animal related complaint, please contact Brian directly at 817-401-1861.


Wildlife



DFW Wildlife Coalition
Texas Parks and Wildlife Department
Texas Parks and Wildlife Fact Sheets
Humane Society of the United States - Wild Neighbors

Other helpful educational Fact Sheets
Coexisting with Coyotes
Mountain Lions in Texas
Animal Track ID Information
Urban Coyote Information


Most Bartonivlle residents are accustomed to the abundant wildlife that peacefully lives in the area. It is important to remember that wild animals such as raccoons, opossums, coyotes, bobcats, snakes and other wildlife are natural inhabitants of Bartonville and living in harmony with these animals is an important aspect of the natural eco-system.

Seeing a wild animal is generally not a reason to be alarmed, however we always recommend routine precaution and deterrents as indicated below. Wild animal sightings in urban and residential neighborhoods are not uncommon. Raccoons, opossums, coyotes, bobcats and snakes call this area home, as do you. Generally, they are only trying to survive in an ever-changing environment. You can take steps in your yard and home to deter visits from these animals:


1. Do not feed wildlife

2. Never leave uneaten pet food outside

3. Restrict use of birdseed. Wildlife are attracted to the birds and rodents that eat from the bird feeder

4. If possible, eliminate outdoor sources of water

5. Trim and clear, near ground level, any shrubbery that provides cover for wildlife and rodents

6. Repair dilapidated fencing

7. Only put trash out on the morning of trash collection

8. Scattered moth balls and ammonia-soaked rags strategically placed about the yard may deter wildlife. Practice good pest and rodent prevention

9. Keep cats and small dogs indoors, allowing them outside under supervision and on a leash. Cats should not be left outdoors to roam freely