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Animal Law

A guide to resources available online and in the library on the law surrounding pets and service animals, wild animals, wild game, and livestock.

Wild Animals

Texas Law

Below you will find references to areas of the Texas law that govern wild animals other than game animals. If you find these statutes difficult to understand, you may want to view the "plain English" resources on this page or speak to an attorney.

Please note that local governments may impose additional restrictions. Check with your city or county for more information.

Texas Agency Regulations

Below you will find references to Texas rules and regulations in the Texas Administrative Code (TAC) relating to wild animals. These rules and regulations are established by various state agencies and have the force of law.

Explained in "Plain English"

Possession of Wild Animals:

Animal Cruelty and Care:

Nuisance Wildlife:

Endangered Species

Texas Laws & Rules:

Government Agencies:

Who Can I Contact?