Kurth Memorial Animal Shelter serves as animal control and enforcement for Lufkin, Tx
and accepts animal surrenders from Angelina County.
Surrender fees are applicable for owned pets and out of county strays and out of county owned pets.
Adopting a friend
In order to adopt from Kurth Memorial Animal Shelter one must fill out an adoption application. Please call for information on adoption requirements. Applications are reviewed by the shelter staff.
Once a person has been approved to adopt, they will pay the adoption fee and sign an agreement to have their animal spayed or neutered by our shelter vet or they may choose to use their own vet at their expense.
Our adoption fee includes all of the following:
1st puppy or kitten vaccinations
spay or neuter
heartworm tested, upon request for $8 fee
We are very pleased to once again be able to offer this low cost spay/neuter to the citizens that adopt from our shelter. Further details can be obtained at the shelter.
Don't know which pet to get, we now offer GIFT CERTIFICATES
Special Christmas, Birthday or any occasion certificates.
Come Visit Us!
The Kurth Memorial Animal Shelter receives over 6000 animals each year. Hundreds of stray and owned animals a month are surrendered by citizens or strays that are picked up by animal control. Sadly, only about 500 animals are adopted each year and only about 300 are reclaimed by their owners. 95 % of animals surrendered without an ID tag or microchip are never returned to their owners, but 95% of animals that come in wearing an ID tag or microchip are returned to their owners. Many purebred dogs and cats enter the shelter each month. All animals are not listed on the pet list.
EVERYDAY THERE ARE NEW CATS AND DOGS AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION.
In the month of September 2012 the animal shelter took in 148 dogs, 130 puppies, 91 cats, & 178 kittens.( 547 total) A total of 66 of these animals were adopted out.
25 pets were reclaimed and 55 pets went to rescue. The unwanted 348 dogs, puppies, cats, & kittens animals were euthanized. The majority were puppies & kittens from unwanted litters.
In the year 2011 the animal shelter took in 2,082 dogs, 2,415 puppies, 957 cats, 1,264 kittens, that is 6,718 dogs and cats.
A new record high 906 of these animals were adopted out. A new record high 511 dogs, cats and livestock went to rescue and 296 animals were reclaimed. 4,899 unwanted animals were euthanized. The euthanasia numbers have dropped for the fourth consecutive year from a record high of 6,958. Let's keep getting better every year! PLEASE SPAY OR NEUTER YOUR PET.
Please come visit often to find the pet you want.
Monday-Friday 10:00am to 4:45pm
Saturday 10:00am to 4:45pm
Monday-Friday 7:00am to 5:00pm
Saturday 10:00 am to 5:00pm