Animal Welfare & Rescue


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  1. Animal Welfare & Rescue

    Fax: (830) 515-4462

Animal Welfare & Rescue Officers

Animal Welfare & Rescue Officers perform a variety of duties for the citizens of New Braunfels, including:

  • Investigate welfare cases and dog bites
  • Inspect local animal shops and grooming parlors
  • Providing sanitary shelter for lost and stray animals
  • Implementing and enforcing the pet registration program
  • Providing Veterinary Medical care as needed
  • Promoting the rabies vaccination within the city
  • Promoting responsible pet stewardship


  1. Pet Registration
  2. Hot Cars
  3. Barking Dogs
  4. Feral Cats
  5. Backyard Chickens
  6. Links
  7. Proposed Ordinance

Pet Registration

What is the benefit of registering my pet?

  • A found pet can be reunited more quickly with its owners.
  • Your registration shows your pet has been vaccinated for rabies.
  • Your lost pet gets longer care time if they are taken to the Animal Shelter. 

Who needs to register?

  • If you reside in the city limits of New Braunfels.
  • If your dog or cat is older than 4 months and has received their rabies vaccine. 

How do I register my pet?

  • CLICK HERE and complete the online registration form and submit the form from your phone, tablet, or other electronic devices.
  • Attach a current rabies certificate and picture for each pet you are registering.
  • There is no fee for registration at this time, but registration is required per City Ordinance.


  1. New Braunfels Humane Society
  2. Animal Services Advisory Board

New Braunfels Humane Society

While they are not funded by the city, the county, or any national humane organizations, the Humane Society of New Braunfels, a 501c3 non-profit, contracts with the City of New Braunfels and Comal County to house stray animals brought in by their Animal Control Divisions.