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AAM&W Reclaim Fees Reinstated

Amarillo Animal Management & Welfare will be reinstating fees to reclaim lost animals, on January 1st.

The fees were waived during 2016 construction projects at the facility, but will be reinstated now that the facility is back to full capacity.

"Data over the last year shows that waiving fees had little-to-no impact on reclaim rates and therefore AAM&W will not continue waiving fees since construction has ceased for the time being," says Richard Havens, director of Animal Management and Welfare. "Citizens should be proactive and responsible by taking the appropriate measures to make sure their animals stay contained. If a pet becomes lost, owners should actively search for them by starting at the shelter at 3501 S. Osage."

For more information about Animal Management & Welfare, or reclaim fees, please visit

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