General Information
R.E.H.S./R.S – Director
Chauncy Williams
(972) 875-8540
Phone Numbers
(972) 875-6444
Fax: (972) 875-8540
Emergencies: Dial 911
105 S. Preston Street

Monday - Friday
8:00am - 5:00pm

Deceased Animal Disposal


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 St. Ennis, Texas 75119. You may also report concerns by  clicking here  or you may dial 972-875-6444.

The City of Ennis Department of Health Services Animal Control will remove 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 Services between  8 a.m. and  5p.m. M-F at 972-875-6444;  Click Here   or visit our office at 105 S. Preston St., 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.