Please note that the City of Shoreacres does not have an official animal shelter. We will attempt to capture stray domestic animals if they present a danger to the community. The city does have numerous laws regarding animals in the city, some of which are summarized below. For more information, please go to the full City Code of Ordinances, and see Article II, Animal Control.
Noise ordinances, which are enforced by the Shoreacres Police Department, specify that animals may not be a nuisance through continued or excessive noise. Owners may be cited for failure to quiet their animal. If you are disturbed by a neighbor’s animals, please contact the Shoreacres Police Dispatch by calling 281-471-2141 to have an officer come to the location.
The officer must witness the nuisance by hearing the animal’s noise before a citation can be issued.
Leash Law in the City of Shoreacres
All domestic animals (dogs and cats) outside of a fenced enclosure are required by law to be under the owner’s control at all times. Please remember that not all residents are animal lovers. Some have severe allergies, are frightened by unknown animals and are frustrated when their yard is used as a litter box.
Any roaming animal (this includes cats) subjects its owner to a Public Nuisance citation by the Shoreacres Police Department.
All dogs, cats and ferrets are required to be registered with the City of Shoreacres. To register your animal, please bring a current copy of your pet’s rabies vaccination record to City Hall. For multiple year rabies vaccinations, registration may be obtained for as many years as the vaccination is valid. Each $4. Please see the Pets page for more information.