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Patrol section deputies are responsible for all animal control-related calls throughout Nolan County, involving domestic and occasionally wild and exotic animals. Deputies typically handle owned, stray, injured, potentially dangerous and dangerous dog complaints as well as investigate animal bites and animal abuse and neglect complaints.

Although Nolan County does not require dogs and cats to be registered, the State of Texas requires that by four (4) months of age, dogs and cats be vaccinated against rabies with a species-appropriate vaccine licensed by the United States Department of Agriculture, and administered by a licensed veterinarian or under the direct supervision of a licensed veterinarian, and on a one (1) year or three (3) year basis thereafter depending on the type of vaccine used.

Additionally, it is strongly recommended that all dog and cat owners place an animal identification tag on their pet which includes pertinent identification information (such as the address and phone number of the owner), either on a separate tag or imprinted on the back of the rabies tag (if possible). This will allow quicker return of strays to their owners and may avoid unnecessary impoundment of pets. Any reports of stray animals that are subsequently located, and do not have identification information will be impounded and taken to the Sweetwater Animal Shelter where if not claimed by owners, they are put up for adoption or euthanized.

Nolan County Sheriff's Office

Sweetwater, Nolan County, Texas 79556
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