What Will The Sheriff Do When I Report A Stray Animal?

The sheriff will notify the state livestock commissioner and the owners of all registered brands found on the stray animal. If the sheriff and the livestock commissioner or his duly authorized representatives find a registered brand on the animal, a record will be kept, and the animal shall then be released to the established owner and the owner shall be responsible for all costs of the person who kept the stray.

The information on this page is meant to provide a general overview of the law. The laws in your state and/or city may deviate significantly from those described here. If you have specific questions related to your situation you should speak with a local attorney.

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