What's happening to the homeless animals?
Because there is no community shelter to facilitate the reuniting of lost pets or the adoption of homeless pets, more than 10000 animals are euthanized each year in Smith County. The shelters that do exist are selective admission, do not accept animals picked up by animal control, and do not investigate reports of neglect and abuse. Clearly there is a tremendous void that needs to be filled.
The SPCA of East Texas was founded in 2010, as a 501c3 non-profit organization by a group of Tyler citizens concerned for the welfare of animals in our community.
Our goal is to build a warm, family friendly, local animal services center. This community center will be able to serve both the City of Tyler and Smith County in the rescue and adoption of as many homeless pets as possible. Additionally, this organization will promote and educate our community about the humane treatment of animals, pet overpopulation and the prevention of cruelty to animals.
The SPCA of East Texas Temporary Adoption Center is open every Saturday from 10 until 4. Please come meet our adorable adoptables! The Adoption Center is located at 5318 Old Bullard Road, just south of Times Square Shopping Center. Our friends from O'Malley Alley Cats will be there, too!
"We are hoping to give abused animals a second chance at life."Read the full story about the SPCA of East Texas featured on KLTV Southwest Tyler.
We are in need of the following items for our furry foster friends:
- Gently Used Towels & Blankets
- Newspapers & Puppy Pads
- Puppy Chow
- Clorox Wipes
- Dog Collars & Leashes (all sizes)
- Stainless Dog Bowls
- Dog Houses
- Dog Carriers (all sizes)
- Wire Dog Crates (all sizes)
- Plastic Kiddie Pools
Contact us for more information.