Impounded Animals

If an animal is impounded by the Animal Control Officer they will do everything in their power to find the owner of the animal and return it to its home. It is so very important to get your animals microchipped for this reason.

If you believe that your animal has been impounded, you may look for and possibly reclaim your animal at the Humane Society of Central Texas Animal Shelter. You can also call Animal Control at (254) 662-0525 to verify this.

All animals impounded by the Robinson Animal Control Officer are taken to the Central Texas Humane Society Animal Shelter as the holding facility.


2032 Circle Road
Waco, Texas 76708

Hours of Operation:

Monday - Friday: 11 a.m.- 6 p.m.
Saturdays: 11 a.m.- 5 p.m.
Sundays: Closed


Close at 5:30 p.m. weekdays & 4:30 p.m. on Saturdays.

If you are missing an animal, it is recommended that you visit the shelter and make a Lost Animal Report and then visit the shelter at least every 72 hours to look for your pet.

If you have found an animal, it is recommended that you visit or call the shelter and fill out a Found Animal Report if you intend to hold on to the animal yourself. The shelter may ask for a monetary donation to help defray the cost of care for the animal.

Impoundment Fees

The owner of any animal impounded in accordance with city code of ordinance may reclaim such animal upon showing satisfactory proof of ownership and paying all impoundment fees and any other expenses incurred by the animal shelter, city or its agent in keeping the animal or attempting to locate the owner of the animal.

If the owner does not pay these fees, the animal will become the property of the animal shelter after 72 hours, whereby the animal shelter may transfer ownership to another individual or rescue group, or the animal shelter.