Estray and Rescued Animals

The 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.

The information provided on this site will assist the owner in the necessary procedures to recover the animal(s). The citizens of Grayson County may purchase or adopt an animal if not claimed by the owner.  If you are missing an animal or looking for an animal, please look at the following pictures and/or descriptions. Please Contact the Sheriff’s Office, if you are the owner, or know the owner, of an animal listed on this web site.
You may attend a Sheriff’s Estray Auction Sale by arriving at the sale site, on the day and time of sale. If you have any questions please contact us.

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
  • Location of where the Estray was when rescued
  • The current location of the animal
  • Description of the Estray to include; Breed, Color, Sex, Age, Size, Markings, Tag, Brands or Any other           Characteristics.

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. Please visit the Grayson County Animal Control website by clicking here for more information.

If you suspect abuse or neglect you can also contact SPCA of North Texas at (214) 742-SPCA (7722) or locate them on the Internet at