What's happening to the homeless animals?
Last year more than 10000 animals were euthanized in Smith County alone because there is no community shelter for homeless pets. The shelters that do exist are selective admission and 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.
In March 2010, the SPCA of East Texas was founded 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.
"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
- Puppy Chow
- Clorox Wipes
- Stainless Dog Bowls
- Dog Houses
- Plastic Kiddie Pools
- Dog Collars & Leashes (all sizes)
Contact us for more information.