On April 1, 2011, the City of Hudson Oaks implemented a pilot program to provide animal care and control services within the city’s corporate limits.
This service is being made possible through a cooperative agreement between the cities of Hudson Oaks and Weatherford and Parker County. It will not only provide some basic animal control services in Hudson Oaks, but also provide the residents of this community with access to the Weatherford-Parker County Animal Shelter.
This arrangement will provide animal control services on a call-for-service basis only. Animal control officers will respond to calls about loose animals, animal bites, the need for humane animal traps, et cetera, but they will not patrol the streets of Hudson Oaks looking for violations of the City’s Animal Care and Control Ordinance.
In concert with the start date for this new service, the Hudson Oaks City Council has adopted a new Animal Care and Control Ordinance. It is a more comprehensive ordinance that incorporates State laws regarding the care and treatment of animals and prevention of the spread of rabies and other zoonotic diseases.
Where to Call?
Residents or businesses needing animal control services in Hudson Oaks will contact either the Weatherford-Parker County Animal Shelter or the local police department depending upon the time of day/night service is needed.
Weatherford-Parker County Animal Shelter
403 Hickory Lane
Weatherford, TX 76086
Hours of Operation
Tuesday-Saturday; 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Closed Sunday and Monday
Outside of the shelter’s regular business hours, call the Hudson Oaks Police Department at 682-229-2400.
In the event of an animal-related emergency, such as a severe animal bite or injury, call 911.
If the call is for a non-emergency issue, such as a general report of a dog at large, the Weatherford-Parker County animal control staff will respond during the day. After the shelter’s regular business hours, the Hudson Oaks Police will respond to non-emergency calls, such as barking dog reports. If it is an emergency issue, such as an animal attack, both animal control officers and Hudson Oaks Police will respond, so all related issues may be addressed.
Who Enforces the Ordinance?
The Hudson Oaks Police Department and Weatherford-Parker County Animal Control staff will work together to ensure compliance with City code. However, the Hudson Oaks Police Department will be responsible for writing any citations warranted by violations of the City ordinance.
The goal is to encourage and facilitate voluntary compliance with City ordinance to protect the public health and safety. Citations will be written when officers cannot elicit voluntary compliance.