Adopt a friend!

Give a homeless pet a forever home.

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Who We Are

Kurth Memorial Animal Services & Adoption Center serves as animal control and enforcement for Lufkin, Tx.  We accept animal surrenders from Angelina County.


Monday - Friday 12:00pm to 5:00pm
Saturday 1:00pm to 5:00pm
Closed Sunday

Contact us:

Kurth Memorial Animal Services & Adoption Center
Phone: 936-633-0218
Fax: 936-633-0266


Kurth Memorial Animal Services & Adoption Center
1901 Hill Street 
Lufkin, TX 75901
For after hours emergencies, please call the police department at 936-633-0356

How to Adopt

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 ApplicationAdoption Agreement
A completed application can be submitted via email or Fax at (936) 633-0266 (follow up with a phone call. Printed application forms are also available at the adoption center.


Adoption fees are $60 for most dogs and cats. $30 for senior pets (7+ years).

It includes:

  • Spay or neuter
  • Initial vaccinations (Rabies not included)
  • Deworming
  • Wellness coupon for a free veterinary examination at a local vet clinic
  • Must be at least 18 years old
  • Driver's licence or other form of identification
  • If renting, you must bring landlord letter stating it is okay to have a(nother) pet. If living with parents, you must bring a letter from your parent(s) giving you permission to have a pet

Lost Pets

If your pet may be lost, we encourage you to come to the shelter to look. You can search for lost pets that have entered the shelter’s system by visiting
  • Enter zip 75901, select “Lost my Pet,” select “Dog,” “Cat,” or “Other Animal” as applicable, select “City of Lufkin Animal Control,” and then hit “Search Now” (we encourage you to limit your filters in case your description of your pet does not match the shelter’s description upon intake)
  • The site is available 24/7 and is updated hourly
  • Pertinent information such as an intake picture, gender, main color, breed (best guess), age (best guess), and intake date are provided
Please note – if you do not find your lost pet at the shelter upon your initial search, please continue to continue to check back. Use Facebook to post a picture and description of your lost pet (including date/time last seen and city/area last seen) – “East Texas Lost & Found Pets,” “Lost and Found Pets From Lufkin and Nacogdoches,” etc. 

Become a Volunteer

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.

Volunteers are required to:
  • Submit an online application, which includes signing a Volunteer Agreement and a Release and Waiver of Liability form
  • Be able to work independently
  • Must be 18+ years old
  • If under 18 years old, you must have parental supervision at all times
Volunteer opportunities:
  • Playing with and socializing with adoptable pets
  • Walking dogs
  • Bathing dogs
  • Helping prep for and/or helping at adoption events


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.

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