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

What is an Animal Shelter?

Household animals that no longer have homes are often brought to animal shelters. Animal shelters are safe places to bring animals that are abandoned or lost. Many shelters will also take in animals that are sick or injured. In some areas of the U.S., humane societies will also provide shelter for animals. Shelters often serve as pet adoption centers. Animal shelters are also open to household pets taken from owners who can no longer care for them, those who have mistreated them, or those who have violated animal welfare laws.

Shelters provide animal care, rescue, and animal control. They assist with adopting dogs, cats, and other pets. They also may offer services like spaying or neutering. Shelters may offer adoption. Local and county governments fund some dog pounds and animal shelters, while volunteers and donations provide further support.