Animal Control

Responsibilities & Services


The Bowie Animal Control Section is a division of the Bowie Police Department Support Services Division. This section provides a unique concept to the citizens of the city, by combining activities of a law enforcement agency that protects people and their property with a humane organization that protects animals.

Irresponsible pet ownership and pet over-population are the main reasons that any animal control agency exists. Pets can provide significant benefits for families. When pets are not properly cared for, they can become not only a nuisance, but also a threat to the health and safety of neighbors.

The Animal Control Section has a mission to balance the health, safety, and welfare needs of people and animals within the City of Bowie.

About the Animal Shelter


The City of Bowie Animal Shelter facility is located at 1508 East Wise. The shelter provides humane care for animals impounded until they are returned to their owner, adopted to a new family, or humanely euthanized.