Estray and Rescued Animals
Notice of Sale of Estray
Grayson County Sheriff’s Office, in an effort to provide a more efficient form of public notice, for Estray and Rescued Animals will now publish the information, on the Grayson County Public Web Site.
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.
The following information will be provided:
- Name and Address of the person reporting the Estray,
The current location of the animal
If the animal has not been claimed by the owner, the animal will be sold at (location) on (date) at (time) ~ this will be an Estray Auction conducted by the Sheriff’s Office, as provided for under the Agriculture Code Chapter 142 of the State of Texas.
The owner of this animal may redeem this animal anytime prior to sale, by providing the Sheriff’s Office with an affidavit of ownership and paying all cost and fees, in the impoundment of this animal.
Estray Laws do not apply to rescued, domesticated pets, such as cats, or dogs. You can click on the link to the Sherman Animal Shelter and view the current rescued animals that are available for adoption. Grayson County currently has a Leash Law for all dogs. A leash Law means the animal must be restrained, if it is not on property belonging to the animal’s owner. If an animal is found unrestrained it will be rescued and taken to the Sherman Animal Shelter. Please note: Grayson County does not charge a fee for adopting an animal, but a fee is charged by the City of Sherman to help maintain the Animal Shelter. The Sheriff’s Office encourages anyone looking for a missing animal, or wanting to adopt an animal check the Shelter.