Reporting Animal Issues

Animal bites must be reported to the Police Department by calling 9-1-1 or 361-777-4444.

To file a complaint or request service, please call 361-777-4444 to speak with a Dispatcher in the Portland Police Department. 
The request for service will be assigned to a Animal Care Officer who will investigate the complaint and take appropriate action.

Please provide the following information to the dispatcher:

  1. The exact physical address of the complaint
  2. Description of the animal (if known)
  3. Owner's address (if known)
  4. Nature of the complaint