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    Legal Services

    TAC's Legal Services Department can help county officials with the challenges that they face due to a complex web of laws and regulations.

    Publications | August 14, 2023

    Animal Control Handbook

    This publication is intended to provide a summary of the laws generally applicable to counties relating to animal treatment and regulation, including information about a county’s duty and authority regarding domestic and wild animals. Additional information about regulation of estrays and livestock may be found in the Legal Department publication: Stock Laws, available on the Texas Association of Counties website,