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Yes, any dog, cat, or ferret over four months old must be registered with the Kennedale Police Department (401 Municipal Drive). The cost is $5.00 per year. For more information, call 817-985-2160 or visit https://library.municode.com/tx/kennedale/codes/code_of_ordinances?nodeId=KECO_CH3AN_ARTIVANLI
Owners can, of course, take their animal(s) for a walk, provided they are always restrained with a hand-held leash and all manure/droppings are disposed of.
Read all the rules regarding animals in the City of Kennedale here.
The City of Kennedale does not have an animal shelter. All animals impounded by the city are taken to the Fort Worth Animal Care and Control Facility at 4900 Martin Street (817-392-3737). Animals are only held for 72 hours. Fees must be paid at the Kennedale Police Department (401 Municipal Drive) before an animal can be claimed by its owner from the Fort Worth facility. When you arrive to claim your pet, you may be asked to present a receipt from KPD as proof of payment of all fees.