A dozen community leaders bravely “took it off for the dogs” to tell the naked truth about the needs and services of the SPCA of East Texas. Each calendar month features an image and bio of a community minded individual that has donated money and/or given generously of their time to support the efforts of the SPCA of East Texas. Each month also features a rescue dog representing the success of the program.
Thank you for purchasing this calendar.
The proceeds will go toward the building of the Animal Services Center.
Since 2007, there has not been a local community shelter in the City of Tyler or Smith County. No one to come to the rescue of unwanted, abandoned and abused animals. The one shelter that does exist is selective admission and does not investigate reports of neglect and abuse. They do not accept animals picked up by City of Tyler animal control. Those unfortunate animals continue to be transported to a small, extremely overcrowded shelter in Cherokee County. Tyler residents must travel out of the county to reclaim their precious family pet if lost.
Worse yet, residents outside of the city limits have no option to reclaim their precious family pet should it get lost.
Smith County animals are held for four days in a temporary holding facility – which is closed to the public!
Clearly, there is a tremendous void that needs to be filled.
Recent decisions by the City of Tyler to build a city community shelter capable of holding 75 dogs and 25 cats will give welcome but small relief to a problem of this magnitude.
In March of 2010, the SPCA of East Texas was founded as a 501c3 non-profit organization by a group of Tyler citizens concerned for the welfare of animals in our community.
Their goal is to help our citizens and our animals by providing a local adoption center for finding forever homes to stray, lost or homeless pets and to address pet overpopulation through education and raising community awareness of the existing problems.
The ultimate goal is to build a warm, family friendly, local animal services center. This community center will be able to serve both the City of Tyler and Smith County in the rescue and adoption of as many homeless pets as possible. They've put the pencil to paper and know this is a huge financial undertaking.
Thankfully, a generous donor has provided 60 acres of beautiful land off of Grande Boulevard in Tyler, Texas as a home for the future Animal Services Center Complex. SPCA of East Texas recently contracted with an architectural firm skilled in animal sheltering design. They have prepared plans and renderings for a modern, efficient, people and animal friendly building and grounds in the heart of our community.
The immediate objective is the thousands of dogs and cats that are euthanized annually and the need for affordable spay/neuter programs. Extended plans include an activity center for children's community events, local kennel clubs and pet enthusiasts.
Donors will be honored in several areas of the new Animal Services Center Complex including etched pavers, path markers and park bench plaques on beautifully landscaped grounds. There will also be permanent commemorative plaques throughout the new complex.
Donors will have the option to specify which area of the complex they would like to fund.
Thank you for purchasing this calendar. The proceeds will go toward the building of the Animal Services Center.
The SPCA of East Texas Temporary Adoption Center is located at 5318 Old Bullard Road, just south of Times Square Shopping Center. It is open every Saturday from 10 until 4.
If you would like to learn more about this worthy cause or to donate please visit online at: