Find Smith 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.
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
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.
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.
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.