The Sheriff’s Office launched an online service aimed at helping livestock owners more quickly find their animals when they’ve gone missing.
Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office now has a new way to help livestock owners find their animals whenever they go on the run.
The sheriff’s office announced the creation of its livestock registration program, which allows livestock owners to add their animals to HCSO’s database so that deputies can quickly respond. Horses, cows, goats, sheep, donkeys, emus, pigs and more are all fair game. All you need to provide for yourself is your name, phone number and e-mail address, and HCSO requires the number and types of livestock on your property, any tags, branding and other ways to identify them, any photos you have of them and any other details you can provide. Information entered into the registry is strictly voluntary and the program is available both in English and Spanish.
“Our goal here at the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office is to continue being as relevant and as proactive as possible,” Sheriff Chad Chronister said in a press release. “This is an opportunity for the community to help us, help them. The livestock registration program allows a dispatched deputy to have all the information they will need — like the owner’s contact information and address — even before responding to a loose animal call. Our goal is always to make sure we can reunite lost livestock with their rightful owners. This information will, without a doubt, help expedite that process.”
To register, visit teamhcso.com, and click the “Online Registration Services” tab under “Services” located on the main page. The program is called “Livestock Registration.”