City of Live Oak Animal Control

City of Live Oak Animal Control Our mission is to promote public health and safety for the citizens of Live Oak and their pets through education and enforcement. Our goal is to create a safe haven for our community strays during their transitions to their forever homes.

** Feel good story **  Our old man Ducky that was Rescued by a terrific group is ready for his plane ride to Chicago to ...
06/19/2020

** Feel good story ** Our old man Ducky that was Rescued by a terrific group is ready for his plane ride to Chicago to meet his forever family! It takes a village to come together and work together to get these precious babies out of our shelters!!! Thank you so much Elida, Michelle and everyone else involved in helping get our Ducky his Happy Ending!!!!!! Yall rock!!!! What a difference being out of a shelter makes! Congratulations Ducky, we miss you!!!!

Our old man Jake was returned to his owner today!!  He was so excited to see his family and he was definitely ready to g...
06/18/2020

Our old man Jake was returned to his owner today!! He was so excited to see his family and he was definitely ready to go home!!! We love the happy endings!!!

Our second big adoption goes to Miss Nala! This lovely lady has been through so much from being found on the streets pre...
06/17/2020

Our second big adoption goes to Miss Nala! This lovely lady has been through so much from being found on the streets pregnant and terrified, to giving birth to 3 beautiful puppies, and then to being stuck on cage rest for about 3 months from breaking her arm. Her trust in us slowly began to grow after the birth of her puppies and all she wanted was to be loved by us. Still skittish around new people and anything that moved really haha, but thanks to this beautiful family for coming in today to meet her and opening their hearts to our sweet, gentle, Nala! Thank you so much for giving her, her happily ever after!

Today was a great day! We had 2 big adoptions happen and the first one was Freemen, who is now called Lily! She was resc...
06/17/2020

Today was a great day! We had 2 big adoptions happen and the first one was Freemen, who is now called Lily! She was rescued from a drainage ditch by our very own Live Oak Police Officers! Not only did they rescue her, but they spread the word about her to this lovely cat loving family who just fell in love and had to have her! If it wasn’t for them, she may not have had her happily ever after! So we want to give a big shout out to our Live Oak Police Department for doing all that they do and more! And to this lovely family for taking in Miss Lily and treating her like a princess like she deserves!

Stray Intake 6/16/2020.  This Handsome fella was just picked up on Rainy Meadow.  If you are his owner or you know where...
06/16/2020

Stray Intake 6/16/2020. This Handsome fella was just picked up on Rainy Meadow. If you are his owner or you know where he belongs, please call the shelter as soon as possible to reclaim!

Stray Intake 06/16/2020.  This handsome boy was brought into the facility today from Brownstone/Woodsrim area.  If you a...
06/16/2020

Stray Intake 06/16/2020. This handsome boy was brought into the facility today from Brownstone/Woodsrim area. If you are his owner or you know where he belongs, please call the shelter as soon as possible to reclaim.

** ALERT ALERT ** Presenting a feel good story!!  "Ana" formerly known as Peggy Sue was adopted just a few short weeks a...
06/16/2020

** ALERT ALERT ** Presenting a feel good story!! "Ana" formerly known as Peggy Sue was adopted just a few short weeks ago. The difference in her appearance is Fabulous and goes to show how far "responsible ownership" really goes! She is so loved and well cared for now it just warms our hearts!! We are so grateful to her new owner for going above and beyond with this precious little angel!!!

Another pupdate!! Our Jewel, now known as Suki doesn't appear to be thrilled about the car ride, but she definitely love...
06/15/2020

Another pupdate!! Our Jewel, now known as Suki doesn't appear to be thrilled about the car ride, but she definitely loves her very big bro!!! Too cute! Thank you to the Brandt/Ferguson family for the pupdate!!!

Bandit, now known as Shiro, is one of our puppies that were just adopted last week! He is definitely enjoying his new li...
06/15/2020

Bandit, now known as Shiro, is one of our puppies that were just adopted last week! He is definitely enjoying his new life with his Big Brother and still loves taking those naps and having cuddle time! Thank you to the Smiths for sending us a pupdate!!!

Spreading the CUTENESS on this wonderful Monday!!!  How simply precious is this little one?!  He lost his mom this morni...
06/15/2020

Spreading the CUTENESS on this wonderful Monday!!! How simply precious is this little one?! He lost his mom this morning and is going to be picked up, bottle fed and well cared for by our Wildlife rescue!! They Rock!!!

** Returned to owners ** Stray Intake 6/15/2020.  These beauties were running loose over the weekend on Village Oak / No...
06/15/2020

** Returned to owners **

Stray Intake 6/15/2020. These beauties were running loose over the weekend on Village Oak / Northledge and brought into the facility this morning by a the wonderful resident that picked them up. If you are the owner or know where these girls belong, please call the shelter as soon as possible to reclaim.

Just found this cutie at the Converse City Park! Super sweet, couldn't leave her. She was pretty far from the houses and...
06/13/2020

Just found this cutie at the Converse City Park! Super sweet, couldn't leave her. She was pretty far from the houses and looked desperate. She is safe at Live Oak Animal Control for the night and will be taken to Converse Animal Control in the morning!!

Its apparently that time!!!  African Spur Tortoise approx 15-20 pounds.  If this beauty is yours, please call the shelte...
06/12/2020

Its apparently that time!!! African Spur Tortoise approx 15-20 pounds. If this beauty is yours, please call the shelter as soon as possible!!

***  Sam has been RETURNED to his owner!!! ***  A big THANK YOU to a neighbor who knew his address!!!! Stray Intake 6/12...
06/12/2020

*** Sam has been RETURNED to his owner!!! *** A big THANK YOU to a neighbor who knew his address!!!!

Stray Intake 6/12/2020. This cutie was brought in today running loose on Lost Forest. If he is your dog or you know where he belongs, please contact the shelter as soon as possible to reclaim.

What a glorious day it has been already!!!!!  All 6 of our Pups have been adopted and went home with their new families ...
06/12/2020

What a glorious day it has been already!!!!! All 6 of our Pups have been adopted and went home with their new families today!! It was bitter sweet seeing them leave but we are so excited for their futures!! Thank you to everyone who adopted for opening your homes to our babies!! They will truly be missed by all of us here at Live Oak Animal Control!!!

Stella is now Available for adoption!!!  Stella is our beautiful shepherd/lab mix and is approx 2 yrs old.  She is fun a...
06/11/2020

Stella is now Available for adoption!!! Stella is our beautiful shepherd/lab mix and is approx 2 yrs old. She is fun and energetic and very excited to hopefully meet her new family very soon! If you are interested in adopting Stella, please call the shelter to set up a meet and greet appointment!!!! How can you say no to those ears?!?

Copper enjoying his Office time while his kennel gets a much needed upgrade!  This boy is so fun and goofy.  Someone com...
06/11/2020

Copper enjoying his Office time while his kennel gets a much needed upgrade! This boy is so fun and goofy. Someone come adopt this handsome guy!!!!!

06/11/2020
Harvey Girl!! Loving that water!!

*** Please be advised *** Harvey is requesting a pool or somewhat of a body of water very near to her new forever home. We were unable to snap a shot when she was laying in the pool enjoying the cool water but she will definitely be a water dog!! :)

Jake got to go to his forever home today! He loves his new mom and his furry siblings. He is in some great hands with a ...
06/10/2020

Jake got to go to his forever home today! He loves his new mom and his furry siblings. He is in some great hands with a fellow ACO!

** Ms. Camry is being Transferred to Rescue and will be available for adoption at Petsmart in the Forum!!  Please go che...
06/09/2020

** Ms. Camry is being Transferred to Rescue and will be available for adoption at Petsmart in the Forum!! Please go check her out!! **

Camry is Available for Adoption guys!! This little adorable cutie was stuck in an engine of a Camry and is now ready to boss her new family around a bit and give them some car safety tips!! If you are interested in adding Camry to your pack, please call the shelter to schedule a meet and greet appt!!

** Ms. Tabitha is being Transferred to Rescue and will be available for adoption at Petsmart in the Forum!!  Please go c...
06/09/2020

** Ms. Tabitha is being Transferred to Rescue and will be available for adoption at Petsmart in the Forum!! Please go check her out!! **

Tabitha is now available for adoption!! This pretty girl is 10-12 weeks old. She loves to cuddle once she meets you and is hoping that her new family will be coming soon!! If you are interested in adopting Tabitha, please call the shelter to set up a meet and greet appt!!!

ALL PET LOVERS!!!  It is that season again!  If YOU can't walk on the pavement with bare feet, neither can THEY.  Please...
06/09/2020

ALL PET LOVERS!!! It is that season again! If YOU can't walk on the pavement with bare feet, neither can THEY. Please avoid walking your pets in the afternoons as their pads will burn in this extreme Texas heat!!! The temperature of our roads and sidewalks is always EXTREMELY HOTTER than the temperature outside. Be mindful and do not cause your pet pain and suffering!!

Adopted 6/9/2020!!!  Our Noodle girl not only got adopted this morning to a wonderful family where she will be loved for...
06/09/2020

Adopted 6/9/2020!!! Our Noodle girl not only got adopted this morning to a wonderful family where she will be loved for the rest of her days, but she got adopted by HER original Family!! Hard times called for desperate measures and lucky for all of us, hard times were figured out and resolved these past few months and are no more. Noodle finally went home to her rightful Family!! We were so pleased and just as excited as our Noodle was to see her family walk through our doors this morning!! Our LOAC is overjoyed today!!

**UPDATE!!  After a face to face with Wildlife experts, Larry has been confirmed as a Texas Tortoise that was more than ...
06/08/2020

**UPDATE!! After a face to face with Wildlife experts, Larry has been confirmed as a Texas Tortoise that was more than likely someones illegal pet as he is very accustom to being handled and is extremely well mannered and tolerant. Wildlife is going to try and find a place close to where he was found to try and release him. Thank you everyone for your concern. When we are faced with unknown species and situations, we do call the correct people. Thank you for all of your comments and concerns!! We appreciate knowing that the community has our back! Hope everyone has a wonderful week!!

This is Larry... Larry was picked up on Old Spanish Trail "loose". He is a domestic Tortoise that more than likely got away from his home. If you are his owner or know where he belongs, please call the shelter as soon as possible to reclaim. Wildlife rescue will be picking him up today to care for him properly during his hold. :)

Stray Intake 6/8/2020.  This little girl came in from Dry Canyon Trail this morning.  If you are her owner or know where...
06/08/2020

Stray Intake 6/8/2020. This little girl came in from Dry Canyon Trail this morning. If you are her owner or know where she belongs, please call the shelter as soon as possible.

06/08/2020

Good Morning Everyone!! This is a long read but definitely worth it. This information came straight from the Game Warden advising you on everything you need to know about the coyotes in our area. If you have any further questions please do not hesitate to contact Animal Control during normal business hours. 9-5 Mon-Fri. We hope everyone has a wonderful week!!

Urban Coyotes in San Antonio

Coyotes live with and among people in all urban areas in Texas. San Antonio is no exception. Coyotes typically avoid people. In fact, people are often surprised to learn that coyotes are important predators in urban areas that keep other wildlife populations in check (especially rodents and rabbits but also skunks and raccoons).

Responsible precautions allow people and coyotes to safely co-exist within our cities. The items below are most effective when implemented community-wide:

• Never intentionally feed wildlife! Feeding coyotes can directly result in aggression towards people and other dangerous behaviors because they then lose their fear of humans.

• Don’t feed wildlife accidentally. Coyotes are opportunistic omnivores and will readily exploit any potential source of food. Because coyotes frequently eat rodents, anything that attracts rodents can also attract coyotes. The following actions can prevent coyotes from being attracted to your yard:

o Keep pet food indoors

o Secure trash

o Sweep up fallen seed under bird feeders

o Pick up fallen fruit from trees

o Remove firewood or brush piles to avoid attracting rodents

o Do not offer feeding stations for other wildlife that may be natural prey for coyotes

• To keep pets safe, it is imperative that pet-owners do not allow their pets to roam freely. Pets that roam freely face many threats and may wind up missing, injured, sick, or killed. Pets are often injured or killed by cars or other domestic animals. Lastly, they may encounter a hungry wild animal that doesn’t discern a domestic pet from prey. Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) joins other organizations in recommending that pets are kept indoors or on a leash for their safety as well as the safety of wildlife within your community.

• Do not panic if you see a coyote. As mentioned before, they occur in our cities. A sighting of a coyote acting appropriately and non-aggressively does not require a response.

• If a coyote frequents an area, show them that they are not welcome. “Hazing” a coyote, or showing it signs of aggression each time it is seen, will usually discourage its presence and helps to re-establish its fear of humans. Coyotes follow predictable patterns, and negative behavior can often be corrected. Examples of hazing include:

o Making loud noises such as yelling, clapping, blowing a whistle, hitting noisy objects together, or using an air horn

o Waving hands, stomping feet, or jumping

o Spraying water

o Throwing small objects at the animal with the intent to hit

• Notify authorities if you encounter an aggressive coyote. Aggressive behavior is not normal and could be a sign of an unhealthy or habituated animal. Notify city authorities and TPWD to document the incident and notify neighbors and others living in the area so that they can take appropriate precautions.

Coyotes have been well studied in urban environments. Research shows that coyotes have predictable patterns of behavior that can sometimes be adjusted when they advance to more aggressive behaviors. Below are seven warning behaviors that can progress in coyotes that have become habituated:

1. An increase in observing coyotes on streets and in yards at night

2. Coyotes approaching adults and/or taking pets at night

3. Early morning and late afternoon daylight observance of coyotes on streets and in parks and yards

4. Daylight observance of coyotes chasing or taking pets

5. Attacking and taking pets on leash or in close proximity to their owners, chasing joggers, bicyclists, and other adults

6. Seen at mid-day around children’s play area, school grounds, or parks

7. Coyotes acting aggressively towards adults in mid-day

The habituation of coyotes toward people should be documented by community leaders. Local leaders provide a central location that can ensure all observations are recorded. They are familiar with local issues, opinions of residents, and are best equipped to implement solutions and management strategies. A well-structured coyote reporting program will allow community leaders to determine the coyote’s level of habituation and make informed management decisions.

If there is a concern about coyote habituation, residents should be encouraged to report aggressive coyote behavior to community leaders. A good report should include:

• What was the time and date?

• Where did the sighting occur?

• What was the coyote doing?

• How far were you from the coyote?

• Did the coyote see you? If so, how did the coyote respond?

• Did you take any actions? If so, how did the coyote respond?

• Were there any pets or other wildlife nearby?

Coyote attacks on people are extremely rare and coyotes usually don’t cause conflict. Targeted lethal control is an option in some circumstances when recommended by wildlife professionals. TPWD strongly recommends the use of trained wildlife professionals to trap the individuals responsible for the aggression.

** Available for adoption.  New picture will be in available album soon. **Stray Intake 6/6/2020.  This beautiful lady w...
06/08/2020

** Available for adoption. New picture will be in available album soon. **

Stray Intake 6/6/2020. This beautiful lady was brought in Saturday afternoon by PD. She was found off Miller Rd. & Forest Corner. If you are the owner or know where she lives, please contact the shelter as soon as possible to reclaim.

** 6/11/2020 Ducky has been transferred to his Rescue and has a home waiting for him in Chicago!! **Our Ducky is availab...
06/04/2020

** 6/11/2020 Ducky has been transferred to his Rescue and has a home waiting for him in Chicago!! **

Our Ducky is available for adoption!!! Ducky is a small terrier mix weighing in at approx 17# and is around 7 years old. If you are interested in adopting Ducky, please call the shelter as soon as possible as we do have a rescue interested in pulling him next week!! Either way, this lovable dude is going to have a Happy Ending!!!

Stray Intake 6/4/2020.  This adorable pair was trapped and brought in this morning loose on Dry Canyon Trail.  If you ar...
06/04/2020

Stray Intake 6/4/2020. This adorable pair was trapped and brought in this morning loose on Dry Canyon Trail. If you are the owner or know where these kittens live, please contact the shelter as soon as possible to reclaim. They are a bonded pair!!

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