Henderson County Animal Shelter

Find Henderson County Texas animal shelters, puppy dog and cat shelters, pet adoption centers, dog pounds, and humane societies. Animal shelters provide information on adopting dogs, cats, and pets, animal care and rescue, and animal control.


Bevans Equine Rescue 12602 County Road 3611 Brownsboro TX 75756 903-852-7673


Black Beauty Ranch 12526 County Road 3806 Murchison TX 75778 903-469-3482

Cedar Creek Humane Society PO Box 43135 Seven Points TX 75143

Feathers and Tails Avian Santuary & Rescue PO Box 2839 Athens TX 75751 903-677-5803

Humane Society 900 West College Street Athens TX 75751 903-677-7387

Mazzocchi Farm Equine Rescue 9800 County Road 2514 Eustace TX 75124 903-910-9532

Straydog, Inc. PO Box 1465 Gun Barrel TX 75147 903-479-3497

Where are the animals at an Animal Shelter from?

Some animals are brought to shelters by owners who cannot care for them. Others are rescued from abuse or neglect. Stray or lost animals may be brought to shelters by the general public or animal control agencies.

Do Animal Shelters euthanize unwanted or hard-to-adopt animals?

Some shelters have a firm no-kill policy and will strive to find homes for every animal they receive. Due to limited space and resources, other shelters may have to euthanize certain animals that are less suitable for adoption because of health or behavioral issues. Animal control agencies may euthanize animals that have not been adopted within a certain timeframe or animals that have shown aggression.

Can anyone adopt a pet from an Animal Shelter?

Generally, any member of the public may adopt a pet from an Animal Shelter. Some Animal Shelters will first screen or interview an individual in order to assess their suitability as a pet owner.