Smith County Animal Control 110 Dallas Street Winona TX 75792 903-566-6600
The Humane Society's Pets Fur People 1823 County Road 386 Tyler TX 75708 903-597-2471
Tiger Creek Wildlife Refuge 17552 Farm to Market 14 Tyler TX 75706 903-858-1008
Tonya Griffith's Animal Rescue, Inc. Tyler TX 75762 903-533-1282
Tyler Animal Control 19739 County Road 113 Tyler TX 75703 903-534-1913
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.