The City of Colleyville has combined its animal control services with the cities of Keller and Southlake. The merger took effect Oct. 1, the start of the city’s fiscal year.
The move will allow all animal control services, including animal shelter services, to be operated from Keller’s existing animal shelter. That shelter is currently undergoing an expansion that is expected to be completed in late 2014. Colleyville previously used the animal shelter in Hurst under an interlocal agreement.
Combining the animal control services is projected to save money, provide more shelter space, and improve service by extending operational hours for all three cities. Under the agreement, Colleyville’s long-time animal control officer will become an employee of the city of Keller, but will still be based primarily in Colleyville.