The primary purpose of Helotes Animal Control is to prevent the spread of the rabies virus by investigating bites. In addition, the Animal Control Officer helps ensure the humane treatment of animals within the City, including helping to reunite lost pets with their owners.
All dogs and cats over four (4) months of age must be registered within the City of Helotes. Residents should complete the Pet License Application and pay the appropriate fee online. Owners will receive a pet license and tag from the City.
City Code requires the following for pets:
Vaccinated against rabies
Restrained (leash or secure yard) at all times
Dangerous animals must be confined within a secure building or enclosure
Wear identification on a collar
Females that are not spayed should be confined, except for controlled breeding
Owners should ensure that pet waste on public sidewalks, recreational areas, or private property is immediately removed