About ACS

Awards & Media

As Animal Care Services strives to become the best municipal shelter in the country, the department has garnered a number of awards and media pieces which highlight the innovation and passion of our programs, policies, and people.

National Awards


  • ASPCA Rachel Ray $100K Challenge - 2014 Challenger (3rd Place)
  • Best Friends Animal Society - 2016 "There's No Place Like Home" Award Winner

Magazine/Newspaper Features

Conference Presentations

  • American Pets Alive No Kill Conference
  • Alliance for Innovation - Transforming Local Government Conference
  • Best Friends No More Homeless Pets Annual Conference
  • ICMA Annual Conference
  • National Animal Control Association Annual Conference
  • Society of Animal Welfare Administrators Annual Conference
  • Texas Unites for Animals: The Lone Star Conference
  • Texas Animal Control Association