Animal Control Staff

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Jessica Dougherty (Police Officer) – Ofc. Dougherty began with the Aransas Pass Police Department in April 2016. She started in Animal Control Services without any prior experience and received her Animal Control Officer Basic Certificate in August 2016. Officer Dougherty quickly gained tremendous knowledge and experience necessary to provide the City with animal-related services. Her passion for the job catapulted City animal service to the next level. Her love for the City and its community prompted her to attend the Del Mar Regional Police Academy in 2018. Officer Dougherty holds a Texas Peace Officers License and continues to oversee our Animal Control services. Ofc. Dougherty serves as the first-line supervisor for Animal Control Services.


Deanna Beatty (Animal Control Officer) – ACO Beatty began with the Aransas Pass Animal Control in April 2018 and has since received her Animal Control Officer Basic Certificate. ACO Beatty started with no prior experience and has gained tremendous knowledge and the experience necessary to provide the City of Aransas Pass with various animal-related services. Her love and knowledge of animals will aid in her efforts to be a great Animal Control Officer. ACO Beatty rejoices each time one of our beloved animals gets adopted.


April Silva (Animal Control Officer) – ACO Silva began with Aransas Pass Animal Control in February 2019. ACO Silva has a Bachelors degree in Biology from the University of Texas San Antonio. ACO Silva started with no prior experience and has gained tremendous knowledge and the experience necessary to provide the City of Aransas Pass with various animal-related services. Her love and knowledge of animals will assist her greatly. ACO Silva enjoys reuniting animals with their owners, while also finding forever homes for other animals.