The Hays County Sheriff’s Office has 4 Animal Control Officers (ACOs), patrolling 688 square miles, with the exception of the city of San Marcos, City of Kyle, and City of Buda. The Animal Control Division strives to ensure the safety of the citizens and the humane treatment of all animals in Hays County. Hays County contracts with the San Marcos Animal Shelter. Any stray or impounded animal picked up will be housed at the San Marcos Animal Shelter. We make every attempt to locate livestock owners when stray or loose livestock incidents occur. We encourage all livestock owners to register with Hays County.
Just a reminder to all of our dog owners, Hays County has an animal restraint law: Meaning your dog must be restrained at all times by fence, chain or leash.
San Marcos Animal Shelter
750 River Road
San Marcos Texas 78666
Hays County Animal Control Ordinance (PDF download)