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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 500 Lake Bardwell Drive Ennis, Texas 75120. You may also report concerns by clicking here or you may dial 972-875-1234.
The City of Ennis Department of Health Services Animal Control removes deceased animals upon citizen request provided:
Upon request, deceased animals will be collected from residences. The animal must be bagged and placed at the curb before calling for collection.
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 972-875-1234; Click Here or visit our office at 500 Lake Bardwell Drive, 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.