Impounded Animals

The City of DeSoto requires all dogs to be restrained at all times, either on a leash, chain or cable, or inside a fence or resident's home. It is illegal to let your dog loose to roam the neighborhood. Dogs running at-large are subject to being impounded by the City. Owners of impounded animals could receive a citation for violating the City’s leash law.

Fees are assessed to the owner if the animal is impounded at the Tri-City Animal and Adoption Center.
  • 1st Impoundment $30
  • 2nd Impoundment $60
  • 3rd Impoundment $100
  • 4th Impoundment $100
  • 5th Impoundment $100

All animals redeemed from the Tri-City Animal Shelter & Adoption Center will be microchipped prior to leaving the shelter and spayed or neutered within 30 days. There is a $25 fee for the microchip. Owners must also provide proof of their pet's rabies vaccination within three business days.

The Tri-city Animal Shelter and Adoption Center is located at 1150 E. Pleasant Run Rd. in Cedar Hill.

The hours of operation are:
  • Monday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Tuesday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Wednesday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Thursday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Friday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Saturday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Sunday Closed

Remember that animals running at-large have a much greater chance of being seriously injured or lost. Please control your animals at all times when outside.

All dogs and cats must be currently vaccinated against rabies.