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Animal Care Services seeking feedback on law changes

Animal Care Services
Published on Monday, February 17, 2020

Animal Care Services seeking feedback on law changes

SASPEAKUP survey seeks resident’s opinions on revisions to pet sales laws

CONTACT: Lisa Norwood, 210.207.6665 210.315.3130
Alfonso Rios, 210.207.6589 956.961.5782


SAN ANTONIO (February 17, 2020) - Animal Care Services has teamed up with SASPEAKUP to gauge public opinion on proposed revisions that could mean big changes for local pet sales law. An initial public survey done in the summer of 2019 garnered more than 3,200 responses with an overwhelming majority of respondents indicating unregulated pet sales in San Antonio contribute to our local animal overpopulation issues. In response to that feedback, Animal Care Services has drafted a number of proposals revisiting the ordinance to further ensure the health and safety of animals in the community. Proposals include enhanced penalties for violators as well as additional pet sales restrictions. A survey, available in both English and Spanish, can be accessed by San Antonio residents in a number of ways:

  • Logging onto
  • Using the special QR code on flyers posted at ACS
  • Via the ACS website ( and click Pet Sales Survey Highlights banner OR
  • Via the ACS Facebook page @SanAntonioACS


The survey runs through March 23rd. It’s currently illegal to breed or sell dogs or cats, puppies or kittens without a permit from ACS. In addition to mandating humane care requirements like proof of the pet’s rabies vaccinations and microchips, sellers are also required to display their permit numbers anytime they offer the animals for sale.