Humane Society of Central Texas
2032 Circle Rd. * Waco, TX 76706 * 254-754-1454
OUR MISSION: The Humane Society of Central Texas is committed to improving
the quality of life for animals and people in Central Texas through
humane sheltering, community education and advocacy on behalf of all animals.
EVERY DOLLAR HELPS OUR MISSION TO SAVE THE LIVES OF SHELTER PETS!
Please consider a gift today of $25 or more to support our Life-Saving Programs!
OUR LIFE-SAVING PROGRAMS:
1. Adoption Program
Adoption of dogs, cats, rabbits and other domestic animals. Potential adopters are assisted by Pet Adoption Counselors and three staff pet trainers to help them select a new pet that will fit their lifestyle, energy level and home environment. Many are first-time pet owners.
Provides a temporary home environment for shelter animals. Currently, more than 300 pets are in foster families throughout Central Texas! The flexible commitment varies with your schedule, ranging from a single weekend to several weeks. A Foster-To-Adopt program is also available.
3. Volunteer Program
Offers our community members a variety of volunteer positions, including dog walking, cat play time, office help and assisting with special events.
4. Lost & Found Program
Helps reunite lost pets with their owners. Lost and found pets are also posted to our Facebook page at “HumaneSocietyCentral Texas". Microchipped pets are more likely to be returned to owners.
5. Rescue / Transport Program
We partner with an entire network of statewide breed-specific rescue groups to save many pure-bred and breed-mixes, freeing up kennel space for other animals. Volunteer transporters drive the animals to destinations throughout Texas and the United States.
6. “Help My Pet!”
Trained and experienced staff members provide complimentary advice to local pet owners to help them redirect behavior patterns such as digging, food bowl aggression, soiling and nipping. Some of these behaviors are very easy to correct! This is a no-cost service offered to local pet owners to prevent animal surrenders.
7. Littlest Pet Lifeline
“LPL” saves orphaned “bottle baby” kittens and puppies brought to our shelter by placing them in specially trained foster homes until they are old enough to be adopted. Also provides foster homes for nursing mothers and their litters until they are old enough to be adopted.
8. Trap-Neuter-Return Program
Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) offers a “no-kill” option to feral cat overpopulation issues. Free-roaming cats are spayed/neutered, given a rabies vaccination and a “left ear tip” for identification, then returned to live at their “colony.” Offered through Heart of Texas Feral Friends.
9. Barn Cat Buddies
Sponsorship provides equipment for relocation process, assistance with Barn Cat Buddies medical expenses such as spay/neuter and rabies vaccination, and brochures and literature to promote the program.
10. Pet Owner Disaster Preparedness
We encourage our community’s pet owners to include their pets in their family emergency plan, and assemble a “pet kit” with food, water, copies of vaccination records and supplies in the event of an emergency, bad weather or evacuation. Our shelter is also a FEMA-designated “Disaster Response Shelter.”
11. Humane Education Program
Provides supplies needed to enter academic classroom settings, and custom brochures and literature to promote the program.