The mission of the Travis County Sheriff's Office Estray Unit is to protect all livestock from harm, theft or from roaming at large. We will enforce all applicable laws to safeguard the welfare of the public and the livestock. The Estray Unit could better be described as the "Livestock Unit". This Unit is responsible for enforcing all applicable laws and with particular emphasis on the Livestock Laws of the State of Texas and the Texas Agriculture Code. The Texas Agriculture code defined "Estray" as stray livestock, stray exotic livestock, or stray exotic fowl. Loose livestock or Estrays are a major concern in Travis County. The estray problem creates a danger of property damage and even death on our roadways. With the continual growth in population and more cars on the roadways the problem continues to grow. The Texas Legislature has assigned the duties to the Sheriff of each county to deal with the problem. For more information dowload the Travis County STOCK LAW.
Running at Large on Highway Prohibited:
A person who owns or has responsibility for the control of a horse, mule, donkey, cow, bull, hog, sheep or goat, may not knowingly permit the animal to traverse or roam at large, unattended, on the right-of-way of a highway. Discovery of an Estray and duty to report to the Sheriff: It is also important to know that if a citizen discovers livestock on his or her property without their permission they must report the presence of the estray to the Sheriff as soon as reasonably possible. It is then the Sheriff's responsibility to attempt to identify the owner of the animal and notify them for recovery except that if it is determined that the Estray is dangerous to the public then the Estray may be immediately impounded. You can learn more about the Estray Laws by visiting: http://www.statutes.legis.state.tx.us/Docs/AG/htm/AG.142.htm
Impound Animal - Not for Sale or Adoption:
PLEASE CALL (512) 854-9721
Please visit René Bates Auctioneers to inquire about animals available for auction., MONDAY - FRIDAY 9AM-4PM
|Date||Livestock||Seized Address||Case Number|
|1-13-17||One Bay Mare||19114 Blake Manor Rd.||17-1238|
|12-14-16||One Brown Miniature Jack Donkey||24901 Anderson Trail||16-34910|
|12-11-16||One Palomino Gelding and One Sorrel Gelding||5001 E. Howard Ln||16-34591|
|11-25-16||One Black pot belly pig and white/Red boar goat||12904 Angel Springs D||16-33158|
|11-22-16||One Bay Gelding with star||16465 Giese Ln.||16-32890|
|11-13-16||One Red Cross Bred Cow||Maha Loop Rd/S. US 183||16-32065|
|11-07-16||One Mini Paint gelding||21930 Ann Showers Dr||16-31546|
|11-03-16||Four Head of Cattle||10267 Doyle Rd.||16-31124|
|10-23-16||One Red Heifer||15901 Decker Lake Rd.||16-30047|
|10-20-16||One Black Boar Pig||9301 Hog Eye Rd.||16-29737|
|10-19-16||Four Donkeys (Dark Brown Jack, Gray Jenny, Brown Jack, Light Brown Jack)||11608 Moore Rd.||16-29590|
|10-18-16||One Black Angus Type Heifer||13908 Maha Rd.||16-29480|
|10-13-16||One Brown/White Paint Mare, One Brown Mini-Mare and One Palomino Filly||12514 Johnson Rd.||16-29011|
If you are needing to file a report on Animal Cruelty, please contact East Command at 512-854-9721.
More information on Travis County Leash Laws.