The animals listed will remain in the custody of the Hays County Sheriff's Office for 15 days after the listing date indicated. (Agriculture Code, Chapter 142, Section 142.009). If you believe you have a claim to an impounded animal, contact the Animal Control Unit at 512-393-7896.

More detailed information on each case can also be found on the outside bulletin boards located at the Hays County Government Center at 712 S. Stagecoach Trail, San Marcos, Texas 78666.

During the Commissioners Court hearing on June 30, 2015 authorization was given to the Sheriff’s Office, Animal Control Unit to impose collection and redemption fees for livestock found estray (unconfined to the owners property or the property to which the livestock is kept). This order is pursuant to Texas Agricultural Code Sec. 142.005.

The schedule of fees is as follows:

Hauling Fee- $150.00 (code 4.001)

Processing Fee- $25.00 (code 4.002)

Per Head Charge- $25.00 (code 4.003)

Collection Fee- $25.00 (code 4.004)

Veterinary Fees- To be determined by associated treatment/procedures. (code 4.005)

Boarding Fees- To be determined by each facility that houses livestock per day. (code 4.006)


For any questions regarding these fees please contact the Animal Control Unit.


DATE Livestock Impoundment Address Case Number
12/31/18 Equine/ Horse 6000 Blk Creek Rd HCSO-1867099
1/30/19 Donkey 100 Blk Cosmos Lane HCSO19-4979
2/2/19 Bovine 8800 block FM 2001 HCSO-195372