Smith County Animal Shelter

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

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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.