The Animal Control Division is comprised of civilian employed officers who are responsible for the enforcement of local regulations and state law in Williamson County. The Animal Control Division’s primary duty is to protect the health and safety of the community by investigating reports of exposure to high-risk rabies suspects (bats, foxes, skunks, raccoons, and coyotes) as well as situations where a dog or cat has bitten or scratched a human. Other responsibilities of Animal Control include responding to citizen complaints, conducting investigations, gathering information, educating the public, and, if needed, issuing citations for violations of local ordinances and State law. They investigate cases of abuse, cruelty, and/or neglect for non-livestock animals. Animals impounded by Animal Control are transported to the Williamson County Regional Animal Shelter and held until the owner can reclaim their pet or until the pet can be put up for adoption. Williamson County Animal Control can be reached at 512-864-8282, option 1 twice.