Fort Bend County Commissioners Court Passes Resolution to Save Animals

County Judge Fort Bend County, TX

Robert E. Hebert Fort Bend County Judge Phone (281) 341-8608

For Immediate Release

FORT BEND COUNTY, TX – On November 27, 2018, Fort Bend County Commissioners Court unanimously passed a resolution in support of a no-kill policy for Animal Services.  The Resolution states that Fort Bend Animal Services has maintained a 90% save rate for dogs for the years of 2016, 2017 and 2018.  The implementation of the new Trap, Neuter and Return (TNR) program in June of 2018 has allowed for a save rate of 90% for cats as well for the last 4 consecutive months of this year.

Fort Bend County has been working toward this goal over the last 8 years by providing infrastructure and financial support, including the expansion of the Animal Services facility and the addition of a veterinarian and a vet tech as well as developing partnerships, programs and education to improve adoption rates.  Fort Bend County Commissioners Court resolved to continue with the support needed to attain the goal of No-Kill status.

County Judge Bob Hebert said, “I am very pleased that the court voted unanimously to sustain the No-Kill status that we’ve worked so hard to attain. We’ve been No-kill since August, and with the shelter expansion scheduled to complete in February, we should easily be able to continue to save over 90% of those companion animals we receive.”


Fort Bend County is located in the Texas Southeast, immediately South and West of Harris County and the city of Houston. It is the home of over 750,000 people and is one of the fastest growing counties in the United States. For more information about Fort Bend County, visit the county homepage at