Animal Control

Animal Control Officer / Shelter Manager
Sherri Morris - Animal Control Officer / Shelter Manager
Sherri Morris
155 Watts Street
Vidor, Texas 77662
Phone: (409) 769-8718
Fax: (409) 769-0203
Email: animalcontrol@cityofvidor.com
Animal Control Officer
Brian Barnette - Animal Control Officer
Brian Barnette
155 Watts Street
Vidor, Texas 77662
Phone: (409) 769-8718
Fax: (409) 769-0203
Email: animalcontrol@cityofvidor.com
The City of Vidor Animal Control Department's fundamental duties are to enforce local and state laws; investigate allegations of animal cruelty; investigate animal bites; and educate the public in the prevention of animal bites and diseases of animals.


 Education is centered toward diseases that spread from animal to animal, as well as animal to human. Vidor Animal Control stresses the importance of having animals vaccinated annually against rabies along with the importance of having animals spayed or neutered. Vidor Animal Control has pets for adoption. You can find these pets on Petfinder.com or on Facebook/Vidor Animal Control.  Please call Vidor Animal Control for fee amounts.  Fees are subject to change at any time.


If you have a lost pet, please contact Vidor Animal Control by e-mail at animalcontrol@cityofvidor.com or by phone at (409) 769-8718.


Pursuant to Texas State Law, all animals four months of age or older adopted from a shelter shall be spayed or neutered, and are required to have a current rabies vaccination administered by a licensed veterinarian.


During emergency situations, classes, or absences, there may not be anyone at the shelter.  If there is a problem in your area, please call the shelter at (409) 769-8718, leave a message, and an officer will get back with you as soon as possible.  

Vidor Animal Shelter Gets Colorful Facelift


terry.jpg Beginning back at the end of July, the Vidor Animal Control facilities started undergoing a dramatic transformation.

 Local artist, Terry Bussinger of NVS-Ink Art Studio was comissioned by the shelter and Friends Of Vidor Animal Control (FOVAC) to design and hand-paint a pet themed mural spanning the entire front of the main building. Clocking in at almost 500 square feet, the mural would be one of the largest hand-painted outdoor art pieces in the Golden Triangle.

 Containing eight dogs and two cats, all of which will melt your heart with their soulful eyes and playful poses, the piece captures the emotions and attitudes of the residents often found inside. From the Alaskan Husky to the Calico Cat, the pallette of colors used for each animal starkly contrasts with a deep blue background, causing them to almost spring to life.

 After being rained out too many times to count, a hurricane, historic flooding, and one rather severe sunburn, Bussinger says he is happy that the project is complete. He hopes that his artwork will make the Vidor Animal Shelter more inviting to everyone from everywhere, in turn, getting more animals adopted and into loving homes and families.

 If you are missing a pet locally, or are interested in adoption, feel free to stop by the shelter at 155 Watts Street between the hours of 7:30am and 4pm, Monday through Friday. Several pets are anxiously waiting for their owners to claim them, and many more are up for adoption.
 
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Animal Shelter Adoption Event


shelter dogWe have some exciting news! On Saturday, April 22nd the Vidor Animal Control Department will be open from 10am to 2pm for anyone wishing to come and adopt a dog or cat from the shelter.

We will be doing this once a month for the next 4 months. This will be every third Saturday of the month. If you would like to volunteer on any of our adoption days, please contact Sherri at Animal Control, 409-769-8718.

Please keep in mind this is an adoption event for those wishing to find their furever friend(s). We will not be accepting animals on this day. Hope to see everyone there. Spread the news!