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:
Rescue and adoption of over 3,400 homeless pets from our community
Establishing over 100 local foster families to house and care for homeless pets
Opening SNIPPET, the only permanent low cost spay/neuter clinic in Tyler
Performing over 18,000 spay/neuter surgeries in our community
Employing a full time Veterinarian/ Medical Director, certified in shelter medicine
Launching efforts to make Tyler/ Smith County a “No Kill” community
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.