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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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Animal Control Ordinances
If you are searching for a lost animal, select the Search Animals link below.
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To make a report:
You may call the Smith County Fire Marshal'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) 877-4821
To claim livestock you may call the Smith County Fire Marshall's Office at the 24-hour communications center Phone: (903) 566-6600
Monday - Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm.
Animal Control Mission Statement:
It is the objective of the Smith County Fire Marshal 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 Fire Marshal'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 Fire Marshal'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:   16-23216
    Picked up a Hereford white faced bull at 22596 FM 2767.
  • Cause Number:   16-00008
    One black stud horse picked up on CR490
  • Cause Number:   1866
    • Lab Cross ~ Black w/White Chest 
    • Female ~ 55 lbs. 
    • 9 mos to 1 yr. 
    • CR 257
    • 09/16
  • Cause Number:   1891
    • Pit Bull ~ White & Brindle 
    • Male ~ 56 lbs.
    • 3 yrs.
    • CR 2206
    • 09/19
  • Cause Number:   1892
    • Shepherd Cross ~ Red,Blk,White
    • Female ~ 32 lbs. 
    • 1 yr. 
    • CR 4122
    • 09/20
  • Cause Number:   1875-1
    • Collie Mix ~ Tri Color 
    • Male ~ 30 lbs. 
    • 1 yr. 
    • CR 497
    • 09/20
  • Cause Number:   1912
    • Mix ~ Brindle & White 
    • Female ~ 12 Lbs. 
    • 8 weeks 
    • CR 468
    • 09/21
  • Cause Number:   1912-1
    • Mix ~ Black & White 
    • Female ~ 14 lbs. 
    • 8 weeks 
    • CR 468
    • 09/21
  • Cause Number:   16-24538
    Picked up a blue roan stud at 17787 CR 361 in Winona, Texas.
  • Cause Number:   1927
    • Mix ~ Red & White
    • Male  ~ 15 lbs. 
    • 3 - 4 mos. 
    • CR 353 & 358
    • 09/22
you have found 10 animals.
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