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  • Sheriff's Office Animal Control Unit
  • The El Paso County Sheriff's Office Animal Control Unit is now fully operational. EPCSO Animal Control Unit which currently consists of two Animal Control Operators are currently patrolling the unincorporated outlying areas of El Paso County, Texas.
  • County residents are urged to contact the EPCSO Animal Control Unit if response is needed outside El Paso city limits at (915) 546-2280.
  • Animal Control Officers will patrol designated areas locating animals in violation of animal regulation laws /ordinances. These duties involve: capturing - biting, vicious, diseased, loose or stray animals.
  • All captured animals will be transported to an impound facility. 

    -Investigations of complaints and animal bite cases will be in conjunction with Law enforcement.

    -Animal Control Officers will verify animal licenses and rabies vaccinations.

    - Examinations of captured animals for injuries will be conducted / injured animals will also be transported to impound facilities

    - Officers will aid in rabies examinations

    - Conduct animal cruelty and nuisance investigations

    - Explain & enforces animal regulation laws

    - Issue warnings or citations for violations & present cases in court

  • BACKGROUND: On Monday. October 5, 2009, County Commissioners voted &awarded the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office $115,000.00 to fund the hiring of civilian Animal Control Officers including equipment, vehicles and training. The Animal Unit is to patrol & respond the outlying areas of the county where there is a significantstray dog problem. This Animal Unit would better handle & target areas where animal control services are now frequently needed. There are current discussions with the city on the issue of boarding & safekeeping the animals. The Animal Control Program commenced December 21, 2009 after the finalization of policies & the hiring / training of the officers.
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  • Monthly Dogs Impounded
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