SPCA of East Texas
4517 Old Bullard Rd
Tyler, TX 75703 Map
Email: spca@spcaeasttx.com
Phone: (903) 596-7722

3405 E Northeast Loop 323
Tyler, TX 75708
Email: snippet@spcaeasttx.com
Phone: (903) 592-7705

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     The homeless pet population in Smith County and East Texas exceeds the national average. Countless abandoned dogs, cats and unwanted litters continue to appear at the homes of our citizens. In one 12-month period our city and county were forced to euthanize 9663 homeless animals. Until a cooperative effort is in place, the stray population will continue to increase exponentially each year.


     The SPCA of East Texas, established in 2010, is the fastest growing non-profit animal rescue providing critical services to the citizens of East Texas including:

  1. Rescue and adoption of over 3,400 homeless pets from our community

  2. Establishing over 100 local foster families to house and care for homeless pets

  3. Opening SNIPPET, the only permanent low cost spay/neuter clinic in Tyler

  4. Performing over 18,000 spay/neuter surgeries in our community

  5. Employing a full time Veterinarian/ Medical Director, certified in shelter medicine

  6. Launching efforts to make Tyler/ Smith County a “No Kill” community

  7. Providing humane education programs to hundreds of school children


What is our Adoption Center?

Currently, we are 100% foster based with over 130 rescued dogs and cats in foster homes. Participating foster families open their homes to our spayed/neutered and vaccinated pets until they find their forever family. These pets are fed and cared for in a loving home, making them highly socialized, excellent pets for someone to adopt.

We operate our Adoption Center every Saturday from 10 am to 4 pm at 4517 Old Bullard Road in Tyler. Each Saturday, Fosters drop off their foster pet to spend the day meeting the public for potential adoption. Any foster pets not adopted that day are picked up at 4 pm to return home to their foster family.