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Building 10, 3rd Floor
NASCC, TX 78419
Contact information for key programs and services at this installation.
Policies and rules for shipping pets vary at each installation. It’s important to understand the regulations, prohibitions and laws at your new installation before moving with a pet. Below, you’ll find installation-specific details for registering, boarding and transporting your pet.
Animals must be licensed, microchipped and registered with the base veterinarian. Untagged or unlicensed animals will be picked up and turned over to the Corpus Christi Animal Control Office. If you live off base, then you must register your pet with the city.
Tags are issued only after animals have been immunized against rabies. Semidomesticated or wild animals (such as wolf hybrids, ferrets, etc.) are not allowed on base.
Contact veterinarian services at 361-961-3952 for questions regarding the status of pets. A veterinarian's receipt is necessary for proof of immunization.
State law requires that animals be immunized each year regardless of the type of vaccine used, and the Animal Control Office must be notified of updated immunizations. Additionally, the owner should affix a tag stating owner's name, address and telephone number to the animal's collar.
Report all dog and cat bites immediately to the Security Department or the Naval Health Clinic for treatment and observation.
Local agency point of contact: Gulf Coast Humane SocietyLocation: 3118 Cabaniss Rd., Corpus Christi, TX 78415Telephone: 361-225-0845Hours: Tuesday-Friday 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
This office will only provide you a license if you adopt a pet and have your animal vaccinated for rabies.
POC: Corpus Christi Animal Care ServicesLocation: 2626 Holly Rd., Corpus Christi, TX 78415Telephone: 361-826-2489 or 361-826-4630Hours: Monday-Saturday 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
This office will issue you a city license. Costs: $6 for one year if animal has a one-year rabies vaccination, $12 for three years if animal has a three-year rabies vaccination. Upon entering the city, if your animal hasn't been vaccinated within one year, you must re-vaccinate it.
On military flights, pets must travel with an active-duty member. Otherwise, pets must travel on commercial airline. Active-duty members pay all fees. Contact carrier for specific fees and procedures.
Naval Air Station Corpus Christi does not have a kennel.
Remember, it is a good idea to make advanced reservations for pet boarding as soon as you know your arrival date. This is an area where your sponsor can be of great assistance. If you and your pet plan to stay in a hotel, motel or inn, call in advance to check if pets are allowed and make reservations.
It is not a good idea to try and "sneak" a pet in or announce upon your arrival that the reason you need a double room is that your Irish Wolfhound is staying with you. You and your pet could be left without a place to stay.
The following is a listing of kennels in the local area. The list is not all inclusive, and many kennels may have relocated or closed down since this listing was compiled. Check in the Yellow Pages of our local phone directory for a more current and more complete listing.
Corpus Christi Kennels
All services are by appointment only. Military working dogs have priority over all appointments.Mission allowing, we operate pet clinics at Naval Air Station Kingsville once per quarter. Appointments are to be scheduled through the Naval Air Station Corpus Christi number. Note that due to limited facilities, only routine vaccinations, microchipping, and heartworm tests are performed at Naval Air Station Kingsville clinics. We can only accept cash and checks at Naval Air Station Kingsville clinics. Call 361-961-3952 for an appointment.
Pets of active-duty military and retirees are authorized care at MWR Army Veterinary Treatment Facilities.
Personnel owning dogs who reside on the installation must keep their pets on a leash and away from the housing area. Owner must always have complete control of their pet.
10651 E. Street (Building H-110)
Open Monday through Friday 8 a.m.-4 p.m.