Animal Control Department

Mission Statement 

It is the mission of The City Of Sandy Oaks Animal Control to protect public health, safety and welfare while enforcing humane animal treatment of animals and operating within the City Of Sandy Oaks ordinances and county, state and federal regulations. It is also our mission to provide safe, humane shelter for unwanted, stray, abused and impounded animals and to educate the public about responsible animal care, pet ownership and living with wildlife in hopes of reducing the number of unwanted animals in the community.  


The largest part of Animal Control Officers' job is enforcement. The City Of Sandy Oaks has a number of ordinances pertaining to animals. Ordinances address dogs at large, transporting animals in open bed trucks, unreasonably noisy/nuisance animals, illegal animals (livestock), and dangerous animals. Animal Control enforces city ordinances as well as county, state, and federal animal-related regulations. See City Ordinance 2022-196 for further information.

Bite Investigations

Animal bites involving domestic animal (canine, feline, ferret) to human and/or animal to high risk wildlife (raccoon, bat, skunk, fox, coyote) or any combination thereof. Domestic animal to domestic animal will be investigated for violations only. Rabies control authority (animal control officer) has the right to mandate quarantine of any involved animals. 

Cruelty Investigations

Cruelty is the improper care and keeping of any domestic animal or livestock including but not limited to lack of food, water,  shelter, and medical treatment when needed to prevent suffering.

Deceased Animal Removal

Animal Control provides deceased animal removal on public property and city maintained roadways. For animal removal on state maintained roadways, contact the Texas Department of Transportation by clicking here. Removal on private property is the responsibility of the owner or resident. For questions, contact Animal Control at (210)-870-7894.

Microchipping Event and PennyPaws

Ashley Cunningham

Physical Address
22870 Priest Rd.
Sandy Oaks, TX 78112
Phone: (210)-870-7894
Office:(210)-607-0834 Option 3

Additional Numbers

(Sandy Oaks Police Dept.)
(Bexar County Non-Emergency)

Quick Links

Hours of Operation

Mon-Fri:  8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat-Sun:  Closed 


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