Frequently Asked Questions

Over the years, we've been asked many questions. If you have a question that is not answered here, please contact us, and we'll do our best to assist you! You can also reach us on Facebook. Click a question to view the answer. You must have javascript enabled to view answers.


What is a microchip?
How much does it cost?
Are microchips dangerous?
Can microchips track my pet's location?
Will getting a microchip require anesthesia?

Cat Trapping:

Do you have a trap I can borrow?
What do I do if I trap a cat?
Does CTSAC have a trap-neuter-release program?
How do I trap a cat?


How much does it cost to adopt a cat or dog?
How much does it cost to adopt a puppy or kitten?
How much does it cost to adopt a certain breed I want?
How much does it cost to adopt a rabbit, goat, or other animal?
Can you ship me a pet?
What is the adoption process?
Why might my adoption application be denied?
Do you have to spay or neuter my adopted pet?
Do you have to microchip my adopted pet?
Can I breed a pet I adopt from you?
Can I trade my old pet for something different?
Can I adopt a pet to give as a gift?
How long before a stray animal is adoptable?
Can you tell me if a pet is full-blooded?
Can you tell me if a pet is available?
Can I put a deposit on a pet I want to adopt, but can't take right now?
Do I have to live in Brownwood, TX to adopt from you?
Can you call me before you euthanize an animal I like, so I can adopt it?
What happens if an animal I adopted gets sick?
What if my adoption isn't working out?
What if I don't have the money to pay for my adoption right now?
Do you have [insert breed here] available?

About Us:

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What are your hours?
Are you hiring?
How many animals can you hold?


What do I do with a stray animal?
Can you pick up an animal?
How do I give you my unwanted animal?
Can I change my mind and get my animal back?
Does it cost anything to give you an animal?
What do you do with feral cats?
What do you do with sick animals?
What do you do if you run out of space?
When can I bring an animal to you?

Animal Control & Reclaim:

How often do I have to get my animal a rabies vaccine?
Can I chain my dog to a stationary object so he doesn't run away?
Does my dog or cat have to be on a leash?
Does my dog or cat have to have a collar?
Does my dog or cat have to be fixed?
Does my dog or cat have to have a microchip?
Animal control took my animal. Do you have it?
How long do I have to pick up my animal?
How much will it cost to pick up my animal?
When can I pick up my animal?
If I show up in my company vehicle and harass a CTSAC employee for not giving me back my animal, although you're closed and the employee has no access to my animal or the money drawer, then tell the employee, "fine, you just comdemned my dog to death," then storm back into my company vehicle and speed out of the parking lot, will you call the number listed on my truck and tell my manager about my immature conduct?
Can the animal control officer issue citations?

Court-Appointed Community Service:

Can I serve my court-appointed community service at the shelter?
How many hours can I serve with you?
What will I be doing?
How old do I have to be?
What skills am I required to have? Why?
Is there a reason why I wouldn't be allowed to serve with you?