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Texas livestock laws make certain distinctions between what is considered a stray animal and what is considered an 'estray' animal. Select the Mission Statement link below for detailed information.
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To make a report:
You may call the Smith County Sheriff's Office at the 24-hour communications center in a non-emergency situation. Phone: (903) 566-6600
In the event the animal is posing a threat to the public or the situation is an emergency, dial 911.
To claim an animal:
To claim dogs you may call the Animal Control administrative office Monday - Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm. Phone: (903) 266-4303
 
To claim livestock you may call the Smith County Sheriff's Office at the 24-hour communications center, as well as the Criminal Investigations division of the Sheriff's office. Phone: (903) 566-6600 or
(903) 590-2840 or
(903) 590-2842 or
(903) 590-2844
Monday - Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm.
Animal Control Mission Statement:
It is the objective of the Smith County Sheriff to safely and efficiently recover and return stray animals to the rightful owner through a diligent search, and to provide the most effective means of transportation, impoundment, advertisement and sale of such animals when ownership cannot be determined.
  • Stray Animal (Dog)-
    Animal means any mammal, domesticated or wild and The Sheriff's department's Animal Control Authority, as part of the Northeast Texas Public Health District, defines a stray animal as a 'Dog' or a member of the canine family.
  • Estray Animal (Livestock)-
    Texas livestock laws define an estray as any valuable domestic animal such as a horse, mule, hog, sheep, goat, cattle, exotic livestock, or exotic fowl that has strayed from it's owner. Texas livestock laws require the Sheriff to pick up any estray animal reported to the Sheriff's Office, regardless of who reports it.
When a report is received by a dispatcher, he/she shall obtain as much information as possible from the reporting person about the animal's location and possible owner, then dispatch an animal control unit.

If a danger to the public is determined, a patrol unit will be dispatched if an animal control unit is not immediately available. The first responder will then make a diligent search to determine the owner of the stray. If they are unable to locate the owner, the stray will be transported to the designated Smith County facility, which may be different if the stray is a dog or if it is livestock.

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  • Cause Number:   #16300
    Female
    Mix breed
    45lbs
    Red and white
    2 years old
  • Cause Number:   16457
    * Cur Mix
    * Male
    * 2-3 Years Old (74 lbs)
    Date: 7/14 - No Chip 

  • Cause Number:   14-16389
    white and tan paint picked up at 811 montgomery garden.
  • Cause Number:   16089-2
    * Schnauzer Maltese Mix
    * Male
    * 14 Years Old (21 lbs)
    (Has Skin Issues)
    Date: 7/16 - O.S
  • Cause Number:   16089-3
    * Schnauzer Maltese Mix
    * Male
    * 14 Years Old (26 lbs)
    (Has Skin Issues)
    Date: 7/16 - O.S
  • Cause Number:   16089-4
    * Schnauzer Maltese Mix
    * Male
    * 14 Years Old (26 lbs)
    (Has Skin Issues)
    Date: 7/16 - O.S
  • Cause Number:   16089-5
    * Schnauzer Maltese Mix
    * Male
    * 14 Years Old (14 lbs)
    (Has Skin Issues)
    Date: 7/16 - O.S
  • Cause Number:   14-16714
    Goats
    18400 Block FM 756 / Whitehouse Area
  • Cause Number:   #16745
    White
    Male
    Poodle
    6 years old
    10 lbs
  • Cause Number:   14-16792
    Gray Horse
    I/20 @ Mile Marker 571
  • Cause Number:   16800
    * Tan and White Pitbull
    * Female
    * 3-4 Months Old (30lbs)
    (Has Skin Issues)
    Date: 7/17 - No Chip

  • Cause Number:   16828
    * Tri- Colored Yorkie Mix
    * Male
    * 5 Years Old (16 lbs)
    Date: 7/17 - No Chip
  • Cause Number:   16863
    * gry/wht Pitbull
    * Female
    * 1 Year Old (78 lbs)
    (Does have skin issues)
    Date: 7/18- No Chip

  • Cause Number:   16863-1
    * Gry/Wht PitBull Mix
    * Male
    * 5 Weeks Old (8 lbs)
    Date: 7/18 - No Chip
  • Cause Number:   16870
    * Brn Pitbull Mix
    * Female
    * 1 Year Old (42 lbs)
    Date: 7/18 - No Chip
  • Cause Number:   16882
    * Blk/Tan Siberian Huskie
    * Male
    * 3 Years Old (65 lbs)
    (Does not like small dogs)
    Date: 7/18 - No Chip
  • Cause Number:   #16829
    Female
    Rottweiler mix
    Tan and black
    8 months
    45 lbs
  • Cause Number:   #16889
    German shepherd mix
    Male
    3 years old
    62 lbs
    Tricolor
  • Cause Number:   #16889
    Tricolor
    Pit bull mix
    Male
    3 years old
    46lbs
  • Cause Number:   #16884
    Shin tzu mix
    5 years old
    Male
    Black and white
    17lbs
  • Cause Number:   14-16951
    2 nannie goats and 4 baby goats picked up at 702 Timberidge Whitehouse
  • Cause Number:   #16967
    2 month old
    2 pounds each
    Lab mix
    Tan female
    Tan male
    2 black males
    Black female
    Chocolate female
  • Cause Number:   17120
    * Pitbull Mix
    * Male
    * 5-6 Months Old (25 lbs)
    (Has been hit by a car, Right leg injuried)
    Date: 7/21 - No Chip
  • Cause Number:   14505
    * Blk/Wht Pitbull (Mother)
    * Female
    * 4-5 Years Old (35 lbs)
    Date: 7/21- No Chip (O)
  • Cause Number:   14505
    * (5) Pitbull Mix Puppies
    * 3: Males 2:Females
    * 3 Weeks Old
    Date: 7/21- No Chip (O)
  • Cause Number:   14505-1
    *Lab/Pitbull Mix
    *Female
    *2-3 Years Old (42 lbs)
    Date: 7/21 - No Chip (O)

    
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