|For the myth in other GTA games, see Animals.|
Animals are all pets and fauna of a particular region or area in Grand Theft Auto III.
The only animal species with known models in Grand Theft Auto III are seagulls, which can be seen flying overhead, usually around coastal areas, and fish, which can be seen during the mission Gone Fishing, where Ray Machowski's partner is fishing with grenades, and dead fish rise to the surface.
Besides those, there are other references to animals in the game:
- Marty Chonks's missions take place in his dog food factory called "Bitch'N' Dog Food" and signs of it can be found both in the factory and in subway stations.
- Guys and Dogs is a musical advertised on the Liberty Tree website that is a parody of the real-life musical Guys and Dolls. Morgan Merryweather describes the feature film as "Man's best friend just got better!"
- Numerous posters showcasing Rats, a parody of the musical Cats, can be seen at a few subway stations. Players also have theorized them to be a reference to Ratman.
- There is a radio commercial about a website named Petsovernight.com, which claims to deliver any kind of pet, including kittens, puppies (such as "Pekinese fighting bitches"), giraffes, fish, rhinos, stomach parasites, vermin, whales, sharks, mackerel, sheep, sea lions and manatees.
- El Burro (whose name in Spanish can mean both "The Donkey" and "The Dumb One") writes a pornographic magazine called "Donkey Does Dallas" or "The Muffed Mule". It is strongly implied that he is a zoophile and his magazines are about sex with animals, especially equines such as mules and donkeys.
- There are rumours of an ambiguous Sasquatch in the wilderness area in Grand Theft Auto III. However, it was proven to be false by lack of evidence.