Animal Control

The City of Llano regulates the control of animals within the City of Llano. The Llano Police Department can be summoned for nuisance animals, including wild animals, provided they are within the city limits. You can also call the City of Llano Police Dept. to report dangerous or potentially dangerous animals as well as abused, neglected, or unwanted animals.

Shelter Fees

Current shelter fees will be charged for the housing of your animal. Animals are housed at the The City Of Llano Animal Shelter, located at 203 West Haynie.  Cost for impoundment is $15.00 processing fee plus $8.00 / day held. Click link to obtain a copy of the current City Ordinance No. 1065 (PDF), which is "an ordinance repealing Ordinance No. 1058 enacting new provisions with regard to vaccination of animals capable of transmitting rabies, rabies control, bites by animals, dangerous animals, wild animals, restraint of animals, impoundment of animals, prohibited animals within the city limits of the City of Llano, protection of animals, penalties, enforcement, and repealing inconsistent provisions and establishing an effective date."

Picking Up Your Animal

In the event your pet is picked up by Animal Control, you can contact the Llano Police Department at 325-247-3028 to make arrangements to reunite. Office hours are 8 a.m. to  4 p.m., Monday through Friday. Animals are held for a maximum of 5 days.

Pet Licenses

Pet Licenses are required in the City of Llano according to City Ordinance No.1065.  The cost of these licenses are $7.50 for un-altered (non-spayed or non-neutered) animals, $2.50 for altered (spayed and neutered) animals, $30.00 for a lifetime tag, or $50 for dangerous animals license if you pick up at the city offices.  Cedar Hills Vet Clinic and Llano Vet Clinic both have the capabilities to issue the license for an additional $2.50 charge for the altered or unaltered licenses.

Feeding Feral/Stray Animals

 It shall be unlawful and constitute a public nuisance for any person to feed a free roaming stray or feral animal, on public property or private property without the owner’s consent, unless it is an attempt to capture the animal to transport, vaccinate or dispose of the animal for public health and safety reasons.  A person shall be presumed, until proven otherwise, to be the owner of all animals they feed, and state vaccination requirements and local registration requirements shall apply to said animals.  A person violating Sec. 14-10 shall be notified of the violation in writing and shall be ordered to immediately cease and desist. A person who continues to violate Sec. 14-10 after five (5) days from the date notice is given shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and upon conviction thereof, shall punished as provided in section 1-13.  It is an affirmative defense to prosecution under Sec. 14-10 that the person is a feral cat colonies caretaker performing assigned duties in compliance with Article VII of this Chapter.

Common Animal Control Violations

Some of the more common Animal Control Violations are:
New Fees Effective 10/22/14
Trap Lease Fee:  If a trap is requested at a property a lease fee of $15.00 / Week or $5.00 / Day will be charged to the individual.

Relinquish Fee:  In the event you can no longer take care of an animal and wish to turn it over to the Animal Control Authority a $50.00 fee will be charged to the individual.

Dead Animal Disposal: In the event you wish Animal Control to remove and dispose of a dead animal a charge of $10.00 will be charged to the individual.