Kurth Memorial Animal Services & Adoption Center serves as animal control and enforcement for Lufkin, Tx. We accept animal surrenders from Angelina County.
You are saving a life when you adopt a dog, cat or other animal. There are kittens for adoption, too, or you can adopt a puppy. We'd be delighted to help you make the right match and adopt an animal.
Adoption fees are $60 for most dogs and cats. $30 for senior pets (7+ years).
Our organization could not exist without volunteers! Many opportunities exist for citizens to help the Kurth Memorial Animal Services. Depending on your skills, availability, and areas of interest, we have a place for you at Kurth Memorial Animal Service Center. For information on volunteering opportunities, see our Volunteer Handbook. Our volunteers come at their convenience, and stay however long they choose to work.
We welcome individuals, families, and groups and can help you decide how you wish to contribute. We depend on volunteers to do many things staff are unable to spend time doing, like working one on one with an animal, socializing dogs and cats, teaching commands, photographing, and helping promote animals for adoption. We always need volunteers willing to transport animals to rescue groups. We even welcome volunteer transporters who just happen to be passing through a destination a shelter animal is needing to reach, so while traveling on business or vacation, we hope you will make yourself available to give a ride to an animal in need.
The shelter has a foster program to place animals in that would have otherwise been euthanized due to time and space and the shelter. Fosters provide caring homes that an animal can remain in while awaiting potential adoption. Fosters work with shelter staff to promote the animals in their care for adoption into permanent homes. Foster families assume all expenses for the care of their foster animal, including food, medical care, and socializing. For more information about this program, call the shelter. To apply to become a foster, fill out the Foster Application and Foster Contract, or contact the shelter.