City of Bogata

Red River County, Texas

Animal Control

  • Monday - Friday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

  • To reach animal control call (903) 249-7934.
  • Please leave a clear detailed message with your name, phone number and the reason for your call. Our voicemail is checked frequently during normal business hours and calls will be returned as soon as possible.

Animal Service Officers are available for emergencies ONLY between 
6 p.m. and 8 a.m.

Examples of After Hour Emergencies and Who to Contact

Emergency Situations
   Who to Contact

ALL Animal Bites

 Animal Control 
Bogata Police Department
 Loose Livestock
Red River County Sheriff
 Regarding Animals Exhibiting Symptoms of Rabies
          Animal Control
 Sick or Injured Animals
          Animal Control
 Reporting Exotic and Potentially Dangerous Animals Running Large
          Animal Control
 Wild or Dangerous Animals that Present Imminent Threat to Public Health or Safety
 Animal Control 
Bogata Police Department
 Animals "Dead in the Roadway":
                Within City Limits on CITY ROADWAYS
  Bogata Animal Control
                On State Highways such as HWY 271, HWY 37, or FM 909
    TxDOT in Clarksville
                Outside of City Limits on County Roads
Red River County Sheriff   

Animal Bites

State Law requires both animal owners and bite victims to contact Bogata Animal Control in the event of an animal bite.  

Bite victims should contact Bogata Animal Control immediately at 903-249-7934 and should provide a description of the animal and the location at which the bite occurred.  An Animal Control Officer will contact the bite victim to gather pertinent information and to inform the victim of the rabies control measures which will be taken to ensure public safety, including quarantine of the animal involved in the bite. 
The owner(s) of an animal involved in a bite are required to secure the animal until Animal Control Officer can take possession of the animal for rabies quarantine.  Animals involved in a bite are quarantined for a period of no less than ten days, after which they may be released to the owner.

Wild or Dangerous Animals

Bogata Animal Control has the authority to place restrictions on, or order the removal of animals deemed dangerous.  Citizens wishing to report potentially dangerous animals should contact Animal Control.  An Animal Control Officer and/or the City Veterinarian will evaluate the animal in question to determine if it exhibits dangerous behavior. 

See Ordinance 98-10 for further questions.

Animal Control Services

An owner of a dog or cat that has been impounded by the City must go to City Hall to pay the City's fee and the vet fees. There is a $50 fee for the first time offense, a $100 fee for the second offense, and a $150 fee for each subsequent impound. If the owner has proof of rabies vaccination, the dog may be retrieved at City Hall. If no proof provided, the owner will have to go to the vet, Dr. Kraft in Paris, within three (3) days to retrieve the dog. The vet fees will include any shots that may be necessary. Dr. Kraft's office will require a receipt from the City and will call to verify that fees were paid. Please note that a rabies vaccination is required by state law.

Payment is accepted in Cash, Credit Card, Debit or Check.

Nuisance Animals & Traps

Nuisance animals such as feral cats are best caught using a live trap.  The City of Bogata has a limited amount of animal traps which are available to the Citizens. Please contact City Hall at 903-632-5315 to request an animal trap.

When animals are caught in a live trap, contact Animal Control at 903-249-7934 for removal. An Animal Control Officer will remove the animal from the trap and will provide care and treatment if necessary.  Depending on the animal and the nuisance caused, Animal Control Officer will determine the best destination of the trapped animal.