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Clay County Sheriff's Office

Livestock Registration


The Clay County Sheriff's Office maintains a Livestock Registry to aid the Sheriff's Office with locating owners of lost, missing, or found livestock.  Without livestock owner information, it is sometimes impossible to locate an owner of an estray that has found their way onto our highways or the property of others.


The Clay County Sheriff's Office makes every attempt to locate the owner of lost, missing, or found livestock before the animal(s) are impounded and sold at auction.  


On this page you will find a form for you to register your livestock with the Clay County Sheriff's Office so you can be notified if your livestock is found on our public roadways or on someone else's property.


Please contact the Clay County Sheriff's Office at (940) 538-5611 if you have any questions about registering your livestock. We appreciate your cooperation and participation in the Livestock Registry.   


Definition:  An Estray Animal is an animal that is farm stock, that has strayed away from the farm.  It is not an animal that is native to the area.  Estray Laws do not apply to rescued, domesticated pets, such as cats, or dogs.

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