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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:   471
    • Pit Bull Mix ~ Black & White 
    • Male ~ 60 Lbs.
    • 5 Yrs.
    • 10/15/14 ~ No Chip
  • Cause Number:   476-1
    • Shepherd Mix Black & Tan 
    • Female ~ 47 lbs
    • 1 yr. ~ lighter masked face 
    • 10/16/14 no chip 
  • Cause Number:   476-2
    • Shepherd mix ~ Black & Tan 
    • Female ~ 48 lbs.
    • 1 yr. ~ Lighter masked face 
    • 10/16/14 no chip 
  • Cause Number:   485
    • Pit bull ~ Tan & White 
    • Female 
    • 2 yrs.
    • 10/16/14 no chip 
  • Cause Number:   473
    • German Shorthair Pointer Mix ~ Liver & White
      • Female ~ 56 lbs
      • 2 years
      • 10/15/14 no chip  
  • Cause Number:   518
    • Lab Mix ~ Black & White
    • Male ~ 18 lbs
    • 3 mos.
    • 10-22-14 ~ no chip 
  • Cause Number:   521
    • Great Pyrenees ~ White
    • Male ~ 108 lbs.
    • 5 Yrs.
    • 10-22-14 (Has chip that is 3 years old) No Info. on Owner not valid ~ registered to Dallas Area.
  • Cause Number:   478
    • Pitbull ~ Blue & White
    • Female ~ 54 Lbs
    • 2 yrs.
    • 10-22-14 No Chip
    • Possibly Pregnant
  • Cause Number:   514
    • Pit bull mix, black and white
    • Male, 33 lbs
    • 1 year old
    • 10-22-14 no chip
  • Cause Number:   517
    • Shepherd Mix ~ Tan/White with Black Markings
    • Female ~ 45 lbs.
    • 1.5 yrs
    • 10-22-14 ~no chip 
  • Cause Number:   519
    • Lab ~ Yellow 
    • Male ~ 78 lbs.
    • 1.5 years 
    • 10-22-14 ~ no chip 
  • Cause Number:   520
    • Mix ~ Black w/white chest
    • Male ~ 52 lbs
    • 1 yr. ~ has docked tail 
    • 10-22-14 ~ no chip 
  • Cause Number:   511
    • Shepherd Mix   ~ Tan / Black 
    • Female ~ 38 lbs
    • 5+ years
    • 10-22-14 ~ no chip 
  • Cause Number:   518-1
    • Lab Mix ~ Black 7 White 
    • Male ~ 19 lbs
    • 3 mos.
    • 10-22-14 ~ no chip 
  • Cause Number:   522
    • Pitbull mix, tan and white
    • Male 30 lbs
    • 4 years old 
    • 10-23-14 ~ Owner surrender 
    • Named "Chocolate" 
  • Cause Number:   530
    • Border Collie Mix ~ Black & White 
    • Male ~ 38 lbs
    • 1 yr.
    • 10/24/14 ~ no chip 
    
you have found 16 animals.
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