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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:
To file a report or complaint, you may call the Smith County 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 file a livestock complaint, or claim livestock, please call the 24-hour communications center. Phone: (903) 566-6600
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:   18-04441
    City of Tyler Animal Control picked up a black and white potbelly sow at Jan and ESE Loop 323
  • Cause Number:   18-04863
    Picked up a black and white Corriente bull on the 23200 block of Wateridge Loop in Flint, Tx 75762
  • Cause Number:   18-05084
    Sorrel and white gelding picked up at 18600 block of CR 356 in Winona, Tx 75792
  • Cause Number:   18-05846
    Picked up a miniature Jack at the intersection of County Road 496 & C. R. 494 in Tyler, Tx 75706
  • Cause Number:   18-05852
    Picked up a black and white Holstein heifer at the intersection of FM 756 & FM 346 in Whitehouse, Tx 75791
  • Cause Number:   18-05862
    Picked up a sorrel gelding and a mule colt at the 11200 block of County Road 35 in Tyler, Tx 75706
you have found 6 animals.
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