GAINES COUNTY, TX (KCBD) - Gaines County law enforcement is asking for help to return loose cattle to owners. According to the Seminole Sentinel, thousands of head of cattle broke loose from their pastures over the Christmas weekend blizzard.
Local residents who call in loose cattle to the Gaines County Law Enforcement Center are being asked to provide additional information in those calls. It's to better assist local officials in locating the cattle owners based on a local cattle herd database.
"If callers could provide any kind of identifying details on the cattle, it can greatly help us out in locating those owners," Gaines County Sheriff Ronny Pipkin told the Sentinel.
Pipkin says identifiers that can help local officials include: brand markings, ear tags, color of cattle, or any other identifying markings. Callers are also being asked to provide a specific location of the cattle and an estimated number of cattle loose.
The Gaines County Law Enforcement Center can be reached at (432) 758-9871.
"There will be cattle out roaming about for a while, and it will take a while before we can get them all located, so the public needs to be aware of that as well," Pipkin said.