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Animal Services is supervised by Edna Ellis, and all staff are civilian uniformed officers.

Duties include routine patrol for violations of city animal ordinances and related laws. Officers have the authority to issue citations for state health and safety codes and other city violations as deemed appropriate.

Officers can also register animals, investigate animal bites, animal abuse complaints, impound, and quarantine dogs and cats, as appropriate.

Animal Services seeks to reunite pets with their owners. Unclaimed pets are transported to the Williamson County Regional Animal Shelter for a short stray hold period, prior to adoption. Visit the Williamson County Regional Animal Shelter website to view transported pets or for more information regarding animal adoption.


Please contact our office at 512-528-2844. Leave a message with your name, phone number, and information about the animal in question.

Pet Photos with Santa Pet photos with Santa flyer

Is your pet on the Naughty or Nice List? Not sure? Bring your pet to meet and have a professional photo taken with Santa! 

Photos will be accessible through a Flikr link (provided at the event).

All pets must be leashed.

Where: The Old Town Christmas Festival (by the Christmas tree)
               100 N. Brushy St, Leander, TX 

When: December 2nd

Time: 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Fee: Donation Based (Benefiting WCRAS, TXHH, CTXSPCA, Blue Santa) 

We’re accepting donations for Blue Santa, The Williamson County Regional Animal Shelter(WCRAS), Texas Humane Heroes(TXHH), and The Central TX SPCA(CTXSPCA). You have the option to bring your donation to the event or to use the QR code of your favorite charity to donate, please see the donation lists below. 


  • Dog treats 
  • Cat treats
  • Benebones
  • Kongs
  • Giggleballs
  • Raised dog beds
  • Cat toys
  • Kick toys
  • Canned cat food
  • Canned dog food
  • Pill pockets for cats
  • Pill pockets for dogs
  • Blankets
  • Kong filler

TXHH: Amazon wish list


  • Bleach - always a top need
  • Blankets
  • Wet dog food
  • Wet cat food
  • Dry puppy food
  • Dry kitten food
  • Dog beds
  • Cat beds
  • Cat towers
  • Treats

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