1. Itís all in the numbers; there just arenít enough good homes to go around. For every person that is born, 15 dogs and 45 cats are also born. The average animal shelter can only find homes for 30-50% of the animals brought to shelters. The rest are killed, and the SHELTERS ARE NOT TO BLAME. They must dispose of the surplus animals because of IRRESPONSIBLE PET OWNERS and UNCONTROLLED BREEDING. Every time a puppy or kitten is given away or sold, a home may be lost for an animal in a shelter that must then be killed.
2. Spaying or neutering your dog could save its life. Spaying and neutering make animals less likely to roam and get into fights and become infected with contagious diseases or hit by cars. Spaying and neutering also prevents pets from getting deadly cancers and other diseases of the reproductive system. Spayed and neutered pets are less likely to mark their territory by spraying and are also less likely to bite.
3. Spaying and neutering pets doesnít make them fat, owners do. Pets gain weight for two reasons: They eat too much and donít get enough exercise. Often the metabolism of a pet decreases after spaying or neutering, and the owner must be careful not to overfeed.
4. Spaying and neutering does not alter your petís sexual identity because he/she has none to begin with. Humans project feminine or masculine characteristics onto animals. How you perceive your own pet is how he/she will perceive himself.
5. Spaying or neutering is one of the best investments you can make for your petís health. Wilbarger Humane Society offers a low cost spay/neuter assistance program.
6. There is no guarantee that a puppy or kitten will be just like its parents. Your local shelter is full of special pets that have only a few days to live. Pick one who is already special.
7. Do you really know what kind of homes took your puppies or kittens? What about where there puppies or kittens are? Where their puppiesí puppies or kittensí kittens are?
8. Itís the right thing to do. Please donít add to the dog and cat overpopulation crisis by buying and breeding animals, always adopt and spay or neuter your pets and urge everyone you know to do the same.
Please note: Pets are not ready to go home the same day. All pets are spayed or neutered before they are allowed to go home. No exceptions.
Who We Are
Our shelter is a non-profit organization that serves Wilbarger County and several surrounding communities.
Our adoption program, spay/neuter program, education program and part of the shelter operations depends solely on donations.
Adopting a Friend
The adoption fee for dogs/puppies is $75.00 This fee includes:
Spay or neuter
2 DHLP/PC vaccinations
Microchip or tattoo
Worming and dipping
The adoption fee for cats/kittens is $50.00. This fee includes:
Spay or neuter
Feline leukemia testing
2 CVR-C and Leukemia vaccinations
Microchip or tattoo
Worming, check for ear mites & treatment, and flea treatment
References, from your vet and local shelter, animal control agency, or rescue group, are required for non-local adopters. Our shelter strives to make sure that each animal goes to a permanent, responsible and loving home. Pets are not ready to go home the same day. All pets are spayed or neutered before they are allowed to go home. Please call to check on the availabilty of a specific pet, not all pets listed are at the shelter, some are in foster homes.
Volunteering and Donations
Come Visit Us!
The building is one block north of Hwy 287. Take the Bentley Street Exit, at the stop sign turn north, Bentley ends in one block. At the Bentley and Sullivan intersection turn right and go one block.
Directions from XX east or west:
The shelter is located at 2801 Sullivan Street, Vernon Texas. The building is one block north of Hwy 287. Take the Bentley Street Exit, at the stop sign turn north, Bentley ends in one block. At the Bentley and Sullivan intersection turn right and go one block.