City of Lufkin, 300 E. Shepherd
Lufkin, Texas 75902 936-634-8881

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The City of Lufkin Animal Services enforces animal-related state laws and city ordinances within the City of Lufkin and assists the public with animal-related issues. Animal Services provide education services to the public to prevent animal homelessness, promote humane treatment of animals, responsible pet ownership, and rabies control and awareness.


The Kurth Memorial Animal Services and Adoption Center provides temporary shelter to approximately 5,000 animals annually. The facility accepts strays and owned animals regardless of age, health, species, or breed.

The City of Lufkin Animal Services strives to find alternatives to euthanasia with the ultimate goal of eliminating the need to euthanize healthy and unwanted animals.

Animal Control Officers work closely with shelter staff to ensure animal safety. Animal Control Officers work from 8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. Monday through Saturday. They are on call for emergencies after regular business hours.

Calls for Animal Services may include:

  • Stray animals
  • aggressive and dangerous loose animals
  • Investigation of Animal Cruelty and Neglect
  • Wildlife and Animals in traps
To view city ordinances related to animals, go to ordinances. To report a problem, call 936-633-0218.

Animal Bites

All animal bites must be reported by state law. If you or a family member has been bitten by an animal, even by your own pet, inside the City of Lufkin, you must report the bite to Animal Services at 936-633-0218, or after hours at 936-633-0356.




City of Lufkin Animal Services requests that you exhaust all options before turning your pet in to the shelter.  Check with family, friends, coworkers, and rescue groups, or advertise your pet needs a home. More than 5,000 animals are taken in at the shelter annually, and are euthanized due to lack of homes.





1901 Hill Street, Lufkin, Texas 75904


Phone:  (936) 633-0218    Fax:  (936) 633-0266


For Emergency Calls After Hours, Call 911 or Lufkin Police Department at (936) 633-0356.


ADOPTIONS: Monday-Saturday 10:00am to 4:45pm, Closed Sunday

SURRENDERS: Monday-Friday 10:00am to 4:45pm, Saturday 10:00am to 4:45pm, Closed Sunday



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