The City of San Antonio Animal Care Services is the largest, open admission, municipal shelter in South Texas. Serving San Antonio residents, ACS resides on a 14-acre campus boasting a variety of programs and services aimed at encouraging responsible pet ownership and compliance in our community.
Animal Care Services’ mission is to encourage responsible pet ownership by promoting and protecting the health, safety, and welfare of the residents and pets of San Antonio through education, enforcement, and community partnership.
Citizens of San Antonio are proud of their heritage and dedication to continuously preserve and improve our City. City Council board appointees perform invaluable public service by broadening the forum for community input and by enhancing the processes of democracy. Find more information regarding the Animal Care Services Advisory Board.
Awards & Media
ACS has received a variety of awards and high-profile media attention as the department strives to be the premiere municipal shelter in the country.
Contact Us & Facilities
Find information regarding ACS facilities and how to contact various ACS divisions.
Daily Shelter Flow
Please see the typical day at ACS through this Shelter Flow graph.
*This graph is meant to detail a typical day and does not guarantee that the events on this calendar occur daily.
Find answers to most of the Frequently Asked Questions regarding ACS programs and services.
Locate some of the key policies applicable to the public.
90% Live Release Rate
Read more about San Antonio’s Journey to 90% & Higher Live Release Rate.
Statistics & Reporting
Find statistical data and reporting relating to ACS performance.