San Marcos, as the county seat and largest town in the county, is home to the Historic Hays County Courthouse centered in the downtown square. The San Marcos River flows through town creating scenic views and easy access for swimming, canoeing and fishing.
The City of San Marcos operates a full-scale animal shelter which has a working relationship with the Hays County animal control officers. A privately managed non-profit shelter, P.A.L.S., is located in San Marcos and is dedicated to ending pet overpopulation and pet homelessness with a spay and neuter program.
Hays County animal control officers are located in the sheriff’s office. Animal Control: 512-393-7896
City of San Marcos Animal Shelter is the regional shelter for Hays County, City of Kyle and City of San Marcos. We accept lost, found, and unwanted pets from citizens and all pets brought in by Animal Control Officers for these jurisdictions. We receive hundreds of cats and dogs every month. The lost and found pet reports are ONLY a reference for the public and staff. All pet owners MUST come to the animal shelter to look for and identify a lost pet.
The City of San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter and staff is not responsiblefor contacting citizens regarding lost and found animals.
750 River Road
San Marcos, Tx 78666
Pet Prevent a Litter (PALS) of Central Texas also in San Marcos.
The mission of the Pet Prevent a Litter (PALS) of Central Texas, a non-profit corporation, is to help end pet overpopulation and pet homelessness. PALS is dedicated to promoting responsible pet care through community education and spay/neuter programs for those in need.
Helping people and the pets they love: Reducing pet overpopulation is critical to saving lives. The mission of the Pet Prevent a Litter (PALS) of Central Texas is to help end pet overpopulation and pet homelessness. PALS, a non-profit 501(c)3 organization, is dedicated to promoting responsible pet care through community education and spay/neuter programs for those in need.
We help financially disadvantaged people in the community fix their pets. PALS exists to help people as much as pets. For every animal that is spayed or neutered, there are fewer that end up homeless.
Pet Prevent a Litter (PALS) of Central Texas
P.O. Box 401
San Marcos, TX 78667