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Lost Pets Waco Web Feature!

Have you lost your pet? Instead of waiting to reclaim them at the shelter find out if they were picked up by Animal Care Officers in the field in REAL TIME with the City of Waco's web feature:

The City of Waco Animal Care Unit, along with the Animal Shelter, is launching this feature to help citizens with lost pets.  By visiting,  citizens can see, within less than... [more]


Grand Opening of the Animal Shelter Set for October 20th!




Partner with Lauren Jameson to raise money for homeless pets all over Central Texas!

"Over the years I have watched the Humane Society of Central Texas grow and improve as they strive to save the lives of thousands of homeless pets in Waco. Their fantastic results would not be possible without donations and support from local rescues like MARC and BARK. I personally have been impacted by the humane society as my 3 dog-kids all came from the urgent list at HSCT. This summer, I would like to give... [more]


Check out this BLOG in the NY Times!!!


TFNB Charity Champion 2015

THANK YOU, TFNB for naming the Humane Society of Central Texas a CHARITY CHAMPION for 2015!


Kennel Transition & Shelter Update

The Animal Shelter Renovation is underway!  We are very excited about a newly renovated shelter but in the process we will be moving our dogs to temporary kennels while the new, modern kennels are being built.

We need adopters and fosters more than ever during this time!  If you're interested, please visit the shelter at 2032 Circle Road or contact us for more information!


Waco animal shelter ready for reconstruction

Work could begin as early as next week on rebuilding the Waco Animal Shelter after Waco City Council on Tuesday awarded a $2.4 million contract to Built Wright Construction.

But the total cost of the project has now risen to $3.1 million, partly because of kennel upgrades that have yet to be bid.

City council members said they were willing to make up the difference,... [more]


Waco animal shelter gears up for $2.5 million makeover

The fundraising campaign to rebuild the Waco Animal Shelter has passed the $2.4 million mark, and preliminary construction work has begun on the project.

But city leaders still are encouraging the public to donate to the project and consider fostering animals that will be displaced when aging kennels are razed in October.

The $2.4 million includes $1.4 million from foundations and private donors and about $1 million from the city of Waco, McLennan County and cities around... [more]




The subject of many viral videos, what happens to pets when their owners are away from home?


One of my personal favorites is an online recording that the owner of his swimming pool took while he was at work. He couldn’t figure out who was using his aquatic arena complete with waterslide since the deck was soaked when he would get home. He thought some neighborhood... [more]


Dogs and Boredom

The daily care and keeping of our canine friends comprises several quotidian tasks. Feeding, walking, fresh water and brushing become just another part of our busy lives, much like our morning shower, dinner preparations, or daily commute. In the hustle and bustle, it’s important to remember that just like us, our dogs, stuck in the mix of the weekly routine, can become bored.

What does a bored dog look like? Often times, a dog that is... [more]


Opinion Column with Dr. Sara Pizano

Changing minds, taking partners to save dogs and cats in the Waco area: Q&A with Malcolm Duncan Jr., Wiley Stem III and Dr. Sara Pizano

Posted: Sunday, May 17, 2015 12:01 am

Through a strong partnership between the city of Waco, the Humane Society of Central Texas, animal welfare groups such as Fuzzy Friends and the Animal Birth Control Clinic, the city animal shelter has gone... [more]


Malcolm Duncan Jr., guest columnist

The way our community comes together continues to humble me. The progress made at our Animal Shelter in the last two and a half years would impress any data-driven CEO. Being a regional shelter, the shelter staff and Humane Society of Central Texas were struggling with an overwhelming demand for their services... [more]


Donation to Humane Society

The Waco chapter of Women in Construction presented a check to the Humane Society of Central Texas for its new building. The money came from change collection jars distributed to WIC member businesses during WIC Week held March 1-7. Other activities during that week included a kickoff walk, blood drive and a pet adoption event. In the photo are Women in Construction members (from left) Glynna Swanner, Pat Breen and Ginger Ritchison, and Don Bland,... [more]


Waco animal shelter sees more adoptions and improvements


Waco’s public animal shelter is boasting of progress as it heads into its first spring “puppy season” under the city of Waco’s management.

The Circle Road shelter has shown marked reductions in euthanasia and increases in adoptions and rescues since the city took over the kennels from the Humane Society of Central Texas last fall. Under the agreement with the city, Humane Society staff has stayed on at the shelter to market the... [more]


Campaign for $2.5M animal shelter redo in home stretch

By J.B. SMITH Waco Tribune-Herald

City of Waco officials are asking the public to step up in the final stretch of a $2.5 million capital campaign for the Waco Animal Shelter.

The campaign has already raised an estimated $2.3 million, including private donations, foundation grants and expected contributions from local governments, including $500,000 from the city of Waco.

“I think it’s fabulous to be able to start late last year and be at this point,” said... [more]


Waco bringing dog rescue groups together for statewide event

By CASSIE L. SMITH Waco Tribune-Herald

Adoptable dogs are pawing their way to Waco for the area’s first gathering of animal rescues from around the state.

More than 30 animal rescue groups will spend an afternoon together to raise awareness about pet adoption and find permanent homes for some furry friends.

Organizer Nicole Wilson said she worked at the Humane Society of Central Texas for about 21/2 years and fell in love with shelter animals.

She said... [more]





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