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Animal Live Release Rate

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Status Indicators: On Target |  Monitoring Progress | Reviewing for Improvement | Neutral- Actual Figure | Project Not Scheduled to Begin Yet


Please note that Q1, Q2, Q3, and Q4 refer to the first, second, third, and fourth quarters of the fiscal year. The City’s fiscal year runs from October 1st – September 30th and is denoted by FY. CY denotes calendar year.

Missouri City Animal Services is committed to protecting the health, safety and well-being of all people and animals in our community through enforcement of state and local laws and by providing compassionate care for every animal within the city’s animal shelter.


The target is set at 75% Live Release Rate, which is above industry average of

We accomplish our mission by:

  • Assuring that all proper medical treatment have been administered.
  • Facilitating registration of dogs and cats within the city.
  • Providing temporary housing and humane care and treatment for all shelter animals.
  • Assisting in re-uniting lost pets with their owners.
  • Responding effectively and efficiently to all animal bite cases.
  • Providing spay/neuter services to reduce pet overpopulation and heartworm testing prior to adoption.
  • Creating collaborative partnerships and training with outside agencies, rescue groups, and volunteers to promote adoptions and reduce euthanasia rate(s).

Animal Services


Missouri City, TX
1522 Texas Pkwy
Missouri City, TX 77489


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