The City of Lufkin Animal
Control enforces animal related state laws and city ordinances
within the City of Lufkin and assists the public with animal related
issues. Animal Control provides education services to the
public to prevent animal homelessness, promote humane treatment of
animals, responsible pet ownership, and rabies control and
The Kurth Memorial Animal Services and Adoption
Center provides temporary
shelter to 7,000 to 8,000 animals annually. The facility
accepts strays and owned animals regardless of age, health, species,
The mission of the Animal Control Department is to
respond to animal related situations and manage the animal shelter
in a manner that meets state standards, the needs of citizens and
pets of the community.
October is Adopt-A-Dog Month
October is the month to find your new 4 legged family member. During October you can adopt a dog for just $30.00 instead of the normal $60.00 to help find homes
for the homeless dogs. This includes the spay/neuter, free wellness checkup, and shots.
ADOPT A PET
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You can find more information on the
Friends At Kurth Memorial Shelter Facebook page.
For information about adopting, go to our
Adopt A Pet
SURRENDER A PET
City of Lufkin Animal Control requests that you
exhaust all options before turning your pet in to the shelter.
Check with family, friends, coworkers, and rescue groups, or
advertise your pet needs a home. More than 7,000 animals are
taken in at the shelter annually, but about 5,000 are euthanized due
to lack of homes.
SURRENDERS: Monday-Friday 10:00am to 5:00pm, Saturday 10:00am to
5:00pm, Closed Sunday.
Watch "Truths N' Tails", Suddenlink Channel 15 or City of Lufkin Website
Be sure and watch "Truth N' Tails" which airs monthly on
Suddenlink Channel 15. Animal
Control Director Aaron Ramsey presents
several adorable pets that are up for
adoption as well as providing animal care
All animal bites, by law, must be reported. If
you or a family member has been bit by an animal, even by your own
pet, inside the City of Lufkin, you must report the bite to Animal
Control at 936-633-0218, or after hours, 936-633-0356.
Animal Control responds to dangerous and vicious dogs
that are running at large inside the City of Lufkin. To report
a dog that is acting dangerous or vicious that is at large, or is at
large and has attacked a person or domestic animal, contact Animal
Control at 936-633-0218, or after hours, call 9-1-1 or Lufkin Police
Department at 936-633-0356.
REPORT ANIMAL RELATED PROBLEMS
Animal Control Officers investigate a variety of
animal problems, such as cruelty to animals, fencing violations,
rabies violations, and animal nuisance issues. To view city
ordinances related to animals, go to ordinances. To
report a problem, call 936-633-0218.
LOST & FOUND PETS
If you are missing a pet, come to the Animal Services
and Adoption Center as soon
as possible. Due to the large number of animals received, the
shelter euthanizes for space, so time is of the essence. You
can view most animals at the shelter online but this does not
substitute for coming to the shelter. Not every animal will be
on the website. For information about lost and found pets, go
Lost & Found Pet page.
Many opportunities exist for citizens to help the
Kurth Memorial Animal Services. Depending on your skills,
availability, and areas of interest, we have a place for you at
Kurth Memorial Animal Service Center. For information on volunteering
opportunities, see our Volunteer Handbook. Our volunteers come
at their convenience, and stay however long they choose to work.
We welcome individuals, families, and groups and can
help you decide how you wish to contribute. We depend on
volunteers to do many things staff are unable to spend time doing,
like working one on one with an animal, socializing dogs and cats,
teaching commands, photographing, and helping promote animals for
adoption. We always need volunteers willing to transport
animals to rescue groups. We even welcome volunteer
transporters who just happen to be passing through a destination a
shelter animal is needing to reach, so while traveling on business
or vacation, we hope you will make yourself available to give a ride
to an animal in need.
Our volunteers have their own Facebook site called
Friends at Kurth Memorial Animal Service Center. This Facebook page was
created by and run by volunteers to promote animals for adoption,
shelter events and activities, educate readers on the pet
overpopulation, and share happy tales. It is not an official
City of Lufkin or Animal Control page, but volunteers provide lots
of information you may find helpful.
Kurth Memorial Animal Services works closely with
many animal rescue groups. Though there are a few local rescue
groups, most are in other cities or even other states. The
shelter transfers 500-1000 animals to approved rescue partners every
year, but is always in need of more rescue partners. Rescue
groups must fill out a detailed application and provide references.
Rescue groups are carefully screened before being approved to pull
any animal from the shelter. To apply to become an approved
rescue partner, fill out the Rescue Group Information Form
and email or fax it to the shelter. If you are interested in
volunteering to transport animals to rescue groups, see our
The shelter has a foster program to place animals in
that would have otherwise been euthanized due to time and space and
the shelter. Fosters provide caring homes that an animal can
remain in while awaiting potential adoption. Fosters work with
shelter staff to promote the animals in their care for adoption into
permanent homes. Foster families assume all expenses for the care of
their foster animal, including food, medical care, and socializing.
For more information about this program, call the shelter. To
apply to become a foster, fill out the
and Foster Contract,
or contact the shelter.
1901 Hill Street, Lufkin, Texas 75904
Phone: (936) 633-0218 Fax:
For Emergency Calls After Hours, Call 911 or Lufkin
Police Department at (936) 633-0356.
10:00am to 4:45pm, Closed Sunday
SURRENDERS: Monday-Friday 10:00am to 5:00pm, Saturday 10:00am to
5:00pm, Closed Sunday