Health Department


Chauncy Williams, R.E.H.S./R.S - Director 

Department of Health Services


Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 220
Ennis, TX 75120

Physical Address:
105 S. Preston Street

Ennis, TX 75119

Ph: (972) 875-6442
Fx: (972) 875-8540

Animal Control > Deceased Animal Disposal

Deceased Animal Disposal

  City of Ennis Department of Health Services  

Deceased Animal Removal

Grieving with the loss of a family pet

The death of a family pet (Dog, Cat, or Ferret) can be a devastating event. We want to extend our deepest sympathy if you have experienced the loss of a beloved companion.  Coping with the Death of Your Pet

The Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Texas (SPCA of Texas) also offers counseling for those grieving the loss of a treasured companion animal at 214-461-5131.

If your pet has passed away you may contact the Health Department between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.
M-F or you may visit our office located at
105 S. Preston Street Ennis, Texas 75120. You may also report concerns by clicking here or you may dial 972-875-6442. 

The City of Ennis Department of Health Services Animal Control removes deceased animals upon citizen request provided:

Curbside Service

Upon request, deceased animals will be collected from residences.  The animal must be bagged and placed at the curb before calling for collection.

Public Rights-of-Way

Residents may request the removal of a deceased animal from a public right-of-way.  Please be ready to provide the location and description of the deceased animal.


Service is available to veterinary clinics at an added cost of $15.00 per animal. The veterinary clinic should purchase deceased animal tags in advance and then contact the City for collection service.

To arrange for this service contact the City of Ennis Department of Health Servces between 8 a.m. and  5p.m. M-F at 972-875-6442; Click Here or visit our office at 105 S. Preston Street , Ennis Texas 75119.  This service is available only on Weekdays M-F 8a.m. to 5p.m..

City personnel cannot collect deceased animals from inside walls, underneath buildings or inside attics.

Deceased Animals on State/ U.S. Highways  

Contact the Texas Department of Transportation at 800-558-9368 for animals found deceased on State/ U.S. Highways.