Livestock / Animal Control


Phone #: (979) 361-4923
Location: 1700 Highway 21 West, Bryan, Texas 77803

Brazos County Stray Animal Ordinance

An ordinance of the commissioners court of Brazos County, Texas, to establish a rabies control program, restraint of certain animals, designate a local animal control authority, regulate dangerous dogs, declare a public nuisance and provide penalties pursuant to chapters 822 and 826 of the Texas Health & Safety code. Read the full ordinance here: Brazos County Stray Animal Ordinance [PDF]

Dangerous Wild Animals

Health & Safety Code 822.101(Definitions) View Code Here:

Brazos County Order No. 2002-011: Prohibiting or Regulating Ownership & Keeping of Dangerous Wild Animals in Brazos County Texas. View Order Here:  An Order of Brazos County, Texas Prohibiting or Regulating the Ownership and Keeping of Dangerous Wild Animals in Brazos County

Wolves Prohibited: Parks and Wildlife Code 63.102 View Code Here:

Estray Livestock

The following animals are currently impounded.

If you believe one of these to be your livestock, please contact the Brazos County Animal Control division of the Sheriff's Office.

Brazos County Animal Control
(979) 361-4923

Estray Act (Stray Livestock)

The Texas Agriculture Code, Section 142 (from Texas Online), provides for a method of disposing estray livestock. The Office of Sheriff has the authority to capture and impound all stray livestock, prepare a notice of estray, file the notice with the county clerk, advertise the impoundment on the county's Internet website for at least 15 days after the date of impoundment, and post notice on the public notice board of the courthouse.

if the owner of the estray is not determined or claimed before the 18th day, the sheriff shall cause the estray to be sold at a public sale or auction and a report of the sale is filed with the county clerk.

Date of Notice


Kind of Animal

Photo(s) (click to enlarge)

12/04/2023Notice of Impoundment of EstrayEquine/HorseIMG_1103 IMG_1105 IMG_1107 IMG_1108IMG_1109
11/29/2023Notice of Impoundment of EstrayBovine/Cowestray cow front with tagestray cow left sideestray cow right side 2
4/13/2023Notice of Impoundment of EstrayDonkeyDonkey - pairDonkey 1 - LeftDonkey 2 - RightDonkey 1 - RightDonkey 2 - Left
4/13/2023Notice of Impoundment of Estray
Notice of Estray
Bovine/CowLeft side - close upleft sidefront view close upright side
3/22/2023Notice of Impoundment of EstrayEquine/HorseIMG_0826IMG_0827
3/22/2023 Notice of Impoundment of EstrayBovine/CowIMG_4349IMG_4350
12/13/2022 Notice of Impoundment of EstrayBovine/CowIMG_4213IMG_4214
7/11/2022 Notice of Estray / Notice of Impoundment of EstrayBovine/CowIMG_0367IMG_0363
6/23/2022 Notice of Estray / Impoundment of EstrayGoatIMG_0470IMG_0466IMG_0465
6/23/2022 Notice of Estray / Impoundment of EstrayDonkeyIMG_0340IMG_0342IMG_0344IMG_0347IMG_0348