Tuesday Tip: Important Reminders About Pets

Today’s tip is all about our four-legged friends. These important reminders will help ensure the safety of our pets and our neighbors.


The City of Kyle leash law requires all dogs to be kept on a leash at all times. (Article II. Sec. 5-38) This law applies when you are walking your dog around the neighborhood, in easements, or other public areas. Dogs are not to be off leash at any time.


ALL animals (cats, dogs, turtles, etc) are required to be registered with the City of Kyle (Article VI Sec 5-185). Visit the Animal Control website to obtain registration form or see details for online registration. This will also help to ensure the return of your pet should they be lost. Note: proof of vaccination is required.


There has been an increase in the number of pets roaming without owners. Make sure your gates and fences are properly secured and make repairs immediately to prevent your pet from getting out. To report stray animals, contact Kyle Animal Control at 512.268.3232 (Note KAC offices out of the Kyle Police Department and this number is the same as the non-emergency line).


If your pet has been lost, you will want to check the various social media sites dedicated to lost and found pets. (There are a number of groups and pages on Facebook, NextDoor is another great resource). You may place signs in your yard and around the community. Signs may not be placed on the mailboxes. Note: If your pet is picked up by Animal Control, they will be taken to the San Marcos Animal Shelter which takes in all stray animals reported in Hays County.


When walking your pets, make sure to carry trash bags to clean up your pet’s waste. Failure to clean up after your pet is a reportable offense and can result in citation of up to $500 by Kyle Police and/or Kyle Animal Control.


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