The City's Animal Control Department is staffed by one Sr. Animal Control Officer and three animal control officers who under the direction of the Environmental Health Director promote responsible pet ownership through education and enforcement of the City's Animal Control Ordinances. The Department is responsible for impounding dogs/cats involved in bite incidents for proper monitoring as per State requirements. Animals that are captured or turned over to the Animal Control Officers are taken to the Animal Shelter located at 1106 Markowsky in Harlingen where they are monitored by the Harlingen Humane Society staff. Officers also respond to citizen concerns regarding stray and/or vicious animals, provide assistance to the Harlingen Police Department in the investigation and disposition of possible cruelty to animal cases, investigate and address citizen bee call complaints, and patrol City streets in an attempt to address animals running at large and remove dead animal carcasses.