City of Lufkin Animal Control only works
inside the city limits of Lufkin. Angelina County Sheriff’s
Office, Diboll, Hudson, and Huntington have their own Animal
Control Officers and each have their own ordinances and
state laws to enforce. They bring animals they pick up to
our shelter. You can bring strays to the shelter at no
charge if you are a resident of Angelina County.
The City of Lufkin’s new Kurth Memorial
Animal Shelter is located at 1901 Hill Street. Hill Street
runs between Raquet and Frank Streets. The shelter is behind
the Texas Foundry and close to Morris-Frank Park
The front entrance to the shelter is for adoptions and
reclaiming pets. The hours for this entrance are from
10:00 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. Monday through Saturday and
closed Sunday. The side entrance is for animal
surrenders/receiving only and the hours for this office
is 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday,
Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and closed Sunday.
(Both lobbies are closed during city recognized
The Humane Society of Angelina County has
a low cost spay and neuter assistance program for qualified
applicants. They can be reached at 639-1880.
No, Animal Control does not have a veterinarian on
staff. The city contracts with Southwood Animal Clinic
to come to the shelter bi-weekly to do surgeries on
adopted animals. For medical and/or health questions
concerning your pet consult a local veterinarian.
Yes, we do adopt animals. Adoption fees
are $60 for all ages cats and dogs. Adoption fee includes
first shots (excluding rabies), first worming and spaying or
neutering. (Spaying and neutering is mandatory by state
law.) You can view some of our adoptable animals on our web
No the City of Lufkin Animal Services is
located at the Kurth Memorial Animal Shelter, 1901 Hill
Street, and the Humane Society is located at 1102 North John
Redditt. City of Lufkin Animal Services and the Humane
Society of Angelina County are two different organizations.
No there is not a leash law on cats at
this time. Cats are required to be collared and wear a
current rabies tag inside the city limits of Lufkin.
Ordinances do provide enforcement of cats that offensive or
a health hazard by reason of noise, odor, sanitary
conditions, and/or if they are creating a nuisance]
Is there a leash law in the
unincorporated areas of Angelina County.?
No there is not a leash law in the
unincorporated areas of Angelina County. However, dogs and
cats are still required by state law to be vaccinated
against rabies annually by a licensed veterinarian.
Angelina county does have a dangerous dog ordinance that
protects both people and small domestic animals.]
How long do we hold animals?
The length of time for holding animals varies. Lufkin
city ordinance requires that dogs that are wearing a
current rabies tag to be held for 5 days, dogs not
wearing a collar and tag are to be held for 3 days.
There is no mandatory holding time for cats. Dogs and/or
cats brought in by one of the six contracting cities
(Groveton, Hemphill, Huntington, Hudson, Diboll, and
Wells) are held 3 days. If an animal is injured and
suffering or has a contagious disease, the animal can be
euthanized upon arrival at the animal shelter.
Can injured or orphaned wildlife be Turned into the shelter?
Yes. Many babies are turned into the
shelter each year that probably were not orphaned. Many
times, if you leave the baby where you find it and watch
from a distance, the mother will come get it. Baby squirrel
often fall from trees but the moms are usually nearby and
come to their rescue. Baby deer stay alone much of the day
while the mother grazes, but she is always nearby. Many baby
deer are taken from their mothers each year, needlessly. A
baby’s best chance at survival is when you leave it with the
mom. Also remember that some animal diseases are
transmittable from animals to humans and domestic animals.
Its illegal to possess wildlife without the required state
and federal permits. If you do pick up an injured or
orphaned animal, it must be turned over to a licensed
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